Great Lakes Boat Building School

Boat School Grants Van Dam Emeritus Status

PRESS RELEASE – August 11, 2022 Boat School Grants Van Dam Emeritus Status Cedarville, MI – Steve Van Dam, co-founder of Van Dam Custom Boats in Boyne City, Michigan has been granted Program Advisory Board Emeritus status from Great Lakes Boat Building School. Van Dam is the first advisory board member to receive this honor. […]


Posted: August 30, 2022 | View More »


North Central Michigan College Signs Articulation Agreement with GLBBS

  NEWS RELEASE – August 23, 2022 NORTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE SIGNS ARTICULATION AGREEMENT WITH GREAT LAKES BOAT BUILDING SCHOOL New agreement allows for seamless transition from trade school to associate degree PETOSKEY—Students who complete a certificate in a marine trade central to the Great Lakes State’s economy will now have an easier path to […]


Posted: August 24, 2022 | View More »


Gift Matching Program Set for GLBBS Capital Campaign

July 21, 2022 Cedarville, MI – Great Lakes Boat Building School’s leadership, in conjunction with a family from the Les Cheneaux Islands (LCI), have developed the “Fill in the Planks” matching fund for donors to the school making a gift in their name or to honor others.  Participant donations of at least $1,000 will have […]


Posted: July 22, 2022 | View More »


Great Lakes Boat Building School and Enbridge “Fueling Futures”

July 8, 2022 Cedarville, MI – Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) of Cedarville, Michigan received a gift of specialized electronic equipment from Enbridge through their Fueling Futures program.  This is part of Enbridge’s commitment to help build vibrant communities with the goal of empowering people to achieve their full potential.   The Enbridge Fueling Futures […]


Posted: July 14, 2022 | View More »


Letter from Tom Slikkers to the Marine Industry

Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) is honored to have Tom Slikkers, CEO and President of Tiara Yachts, become such a strong advocate and supporter of the school and students. After Tom’s initial visit to GLBBS with his family, Tiara Yachts hosted a field trip for GLBBS students and faculty, financially supported the school’s Come […]


Posted: May 4, 2022 | View More »


Stem2Stern – Spring 2022 Newsletter

Click here to download the PDF version of our semi-annual Stem2Stern newsletter  


Posted: May 4, 2022 | View More »


Tiara Yachts GLBBS Student Sponsorship Award

GLBBS is proud to announce the Tiara Yachts GLBBS Student Sponsorship Award, available to students enrolled at GLBBS for 2022-23. Two students will be chosen, one enrolled in the Marine Service Technology program and one enrolled in the Comprehensive Career Boat Building program, for a $15,000 award.  Upon graduation, the student agrees to work for […]


Posted: April 5, 2022 | View More »


Marine Trades Showcase at Gage Marine

Great Lakes Boat Building School invites you to discover the marine trades at Gage Marine’s Delavan and Lake Geneva facilities! Learn about GLBBS post-secondary marine trades programs, Gage Marine’s GLBBS Student Tuition Sponsorship, and see what it is like to work in the marine industry and at Gage Marine with some hands-on experience! Register here […]


Posted: March 25, 2022 | View More »


Stabenow, Peters Announce Investment for Great Lakes Boat Building School

March 15. 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $2.7 million to the Great Lakes Boat Building School, in Cedarville, Michigan. Senators Stabenow and Peters helped secure these funds in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery […]


Posted: March 15, 2022 | View More »


Tiara Yachts Creates Positive Waves for Great Lakes Boat Building School and Marine Industry

March 10, 2022 The Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) received a transformational gift of $75,000 from Tiara Yachts in support of incoming students and the “Come Aboard, Launch Careers” capital campaign that will increase the school’s capacity for educating future generations of marine professionals. Tiara Yachts, with headquarters in Holland, Michigan, is a family-owned manufacturer of American-made […]


Posted: March 11, 2022 | View More »


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