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Tools for tomorrow

Share your ‘Hard Hat Story.’

Support others building their own.

a collection of craft trades icons relating to carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc.

$10,000 raised!!

Thank you to all who participated in making the Tools for Tomorrow campaign a success!

Every skilled tradesperson has a unique ‘hardhat story.’  

Each person’s path of how they got into the construction industry is unique. Some grew up in the trades; learning how to wield a hammer as soon as they were able to lift one. Others have taken the leap later in their career, attracted to the many benefits the industry offers. 

And a steadily growing number of construction professionals start right here at the West Michigan Construction Institute.

What's your hard hat story?

October is Careers in Construction Month, the perfect opportunity to showcase your unique journey in the industry with the West Michigan community. We’re asking you to join us by sharing your story and supporting WMCI students who are just starting to build their own. 

It’s easy! Here’s how:

A hardhat with several different stickers from a variety of construction companies in West Michigan
Take a Picture or Video

of your hardhat, a project you're proud of, your team, or anything else that represents your story.

Pictures of hardhat stories shared on Instagram - tagging the WMCI handle: @wmcinstitute.com
Share on social media

Make sure to tag WMCI (@wmcinstitute) on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram or use #myhardhatstory or # supportwmci and we'll share it with our followers.

A group of High School WMCI students
Donate to WMCI's Tools for Tomorrow fundraiser

Your support is what ensures that there will be many more hard hat stories worth sharing in the years to come!


Donate to WMCI’s Tools for Tomorrow fundraiser. 


Each donation will be doubled up to $5,000 through a generous match from Wolverine Worldwide & Cat Footwear!

The West Michigan Construction Institute is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. EIN: 35-2679576