Absolutely. Tours are available Monday through Friday by appointment starting at 9a. Our last tour leaves at 4p each day. Please call (906)484-1081 or click here to schedule a private tour of our campus and workshop facilities.
Traditionally, GLBBS has between 12-15 first year students and 5-10 second year students.
Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. GLBBS admits students on a rolling admission beginning October 1. The admission review process typically takes between 3 and 4 weeks. Most students apply between October and May. Applications are reviewed until each class is filled.
All application documents and letters of reference should be mailed or delivered to the attention of the Director of Student Services at GLBBS.
Great Lakes Boat Building School
Attn: Director of Student Services
485 S Meridian
Cedarville, MI 49719
For more information on the application/admission process click here.
GLBBS’ full-time programs begin mid-September and run through May with Graduation typically taking place on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
For more information please visit our calendar.
GLBBS will work with you to explore scholarship opportunities. For more information on scholarships or payment plans please contact the Student Services office at (906)484-1081, x. 300.
Our academic year is based on the local tourism off-season and there are many cabins and cottages available for rent at special GLBBS student monthly rates. A number of local hotels also provide a special monthly rate for GLBBS students. We encourage students to check out these establishments first as they are located closest to campus:
Students typically spend from 45 minutes to one and one half hours in the classroom at the beginning of each day. The balance of the day is spent in the workspaces (workshop, finishing room, loft, or mill).
We sure do. While we can’t guarantee employment, we do our best to help students reach their career goals. Students work with our Faculty and Staff to search for and prepare for careers in the maritime industry. Our placement rates for the graduating classes of 2014 and 2015 were 100% and our overall placement rate is right around 90%.