WMCI Newsletter – Summer 2023
The first WMCI newsletter features a message from president Jen Schottke, a review of new courses, and featured stories from students and donors.
There was a lot of media buzz and excitement in the air at the open house as construction industry professionals, donors, future students, and partners toured the $3.5 million, 14,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility.
WMCI has more than doubled the amount of construction training courses it offers to a diverse mix of high school students, post-secondary students entering the trades, and current construction professionals looking to hone their skills.
Adult craft training students
Field trips taken to active construction sites, company headquarters, and fabrication shops.
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Cheez-its eaten by middle school students attending construction summer camp
The WMCI mission is to build up our West Michigan communities by empowering the next generation of construction professionals. Our goal is to prepare them with the skills to turn a job into a successful, meaningful lifelong career.
If this mission aligns with yours, then you can make a difference in three main ways.
The top 3 ways to get involved:
The most important!
There are still many high school and post-secondary students that think the only education option after graduating is going to college. But that’s simply not the right fit for everyone.
We all know someone who would be a perfect fit for the trades. Encourage them to contact WMCI or schedule a tour.
Make sure you stay connected by subscribing to the WMCI newsletter and/or joining us on social. This way you’ll be in-the-know about all sorts of events, course options, and volunteer opportunities.
WMCI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on generous support to be able to serve our community.
When you donate to WMCI, you’re helping create the leaders that build our skyscrapers, churches, schools, and infrastructure.