Southeast Michigan Construction Academy (SEMCA) is taking scholarship applications from women interested in attending their skilled trades training program. SEMCA has four locations that offer registered apprenticeships in four skilled trade areas: electrical, carpentry, sheet metal and HVAC. Their main campus is in Madison Heights, and there are satellite campuses in Lapeer, Monroe, and Adrian.
Tuition costs an average of $3,500 a year, and the scholarships will cover the cost of first semester tuition for one returning student and one new student. The two and four year programs at SEMCA are taught by Masters in their trade. They include hands-on training as well as classroom learning, and classes are at night to enable students to work throughout the program.
Applications for the scholarship are online <HERE> and must be submitted by July 1st. The Women in Construction Committee is part of Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeastern Michigan. Their goal is to increase the number of women in the construction industry as a whole and encourage more young women to choose the skilled trades as a career path through community service, outreach, fundraising, and networking.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand