Great Lakes Boat Building School

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 »


Open Positions – Instructors

Join us in shaping the future of the marine industry workforce! Become part of a growing team in an expanding post-secondary marine training school.  Move your career to a new level by becoming an instructor at Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS). Located on Lake Huron in Cedarville, Michigan, the School has partnered with ABYC […]


Posted: February 23, 2022 | View More »


Great Lakes Boat Building School Expansion Receives Boost

GLBBS was recently published in BoatingIndustry.com. Read the full article below: January 24, 2022 Cedarville, Michigan – The “Come Aboard, Launch Careers” capital campaign in support of doubling the instructional infrastructure at the Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) received significant support last week.  Walstrom Marine, headquartered in Harbor Springs, Michigan contributed $25,000 to the project. […]


Posted: January 28, 2022 | View More »


Great Lakes Boat Building School Hires Director of Development

Cedarville, Michigan –The Board of Directors of Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas W. Coates to the newly-created position as Director of Development this week at the institution located in the Les Cheneaux Islands area nestled in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. “This school was founded […]


Posted: December 13, 2021 | View More »


Stem2Stern – Fall 2021 Newsletter

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


Posted: December 2, 2021 | View More »


Spirits of the Les Cheneaux Islands People’s Choice Contest

BOSS Spirits of the Les Cheneaux Islands People’s Choice Contest Experience the Spirits of the Les Cheneaux Islands by indulging and taking a sip! Join us in celebrating 100 years of BOSS, a luxury wooden yacht built in 1921, by visiting Les Cheneaux Islands watering holes to taste test the Boss and Bossy spirits to […]


Posted: July 30, 2021 | View More »


Indian River Skiff Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Cheri Fischer, winner of the 2021 Indian River Skiff Raffle!   Cheri Fischer was thrilled to learn she had won the Indian River Skiff. As a first-time boat owner, she plans to enjoy time on the water near her home in the Trout Lake area. The Indian River Skiff is a replica of […]


Posted: July 2, 2021 | View More »


Gage Marine Student Sponsorship Award

GLBBS is proud to announce our second Sponsorship Award, available to students enrolled in the Marine Service Technology Program at GLBBS for 2023-24. One student will be chosen for the $10,000 award for attending the 2023-24 program.  Upon graduation, the student agrees to work for Gage Marine for a period of one year for pay […]


Posted: June 18, 2021 | View More »


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