Trevor Beagle graduated from Bay City Western High School in 2020 and attended the BAISD Career Center for building trades. His past work experience is as a general laborer for a local builder. He currently works at Paul Davis Restoration, as he has for the past two summers. Trevor is finishing up his Associate’s degree in Architectural Technology at Delta College and plans on transferring to Ferris State University for his Bachelor’s degree.
Matt Kellom is a non-traditional student studying at Delta College as a part-time student. He is deciding between Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science areas of study. After completing his degree, he plans to transfer to Saginaw Valley State University for a Bachelor’s degree.
A Hemlock High School senior, Ben Lockwood was selected for an honorarium scholarship from the GLBMA Board of Directors. Ben plans to attend Michigan Technological University in the fall. Ben has been active with the PRIME program for the last two years and presented his experience for the PRIME kick-off event. Ben is also involved in the First Robotics program. Ben printed on his 3D printer face shields and PPE equipment for COVID healthcare workers. Ben is undecided in which field of Engineering he plans to follow.
The photo shows (left to right) Jenny Geno (SISD), Ben Lockwood, Justin Lipscomb (Moltus Building Group), Andy Stewart (Nexteer), and Tanya Blehm of the GLBMA Board.
The application for Fall 2023 will open in December 2022.
Applicants with the following qualifications will be matched to
the Great Lakes Bay Manufacturing Scholarship:
Details will be available shortly for this scholarship.
Check back after the first of the year.
Part of the Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association's goal is to educate today's local youth on the world of manufacturing and the rich history in the region. Since 1912 manufacturing has played an important role in Michigan and the Great Lakes Bay Region.
The purpose of our teacher grant is to provide a funding source where the general budget or other funding sources may not cover.
• Must be a teacher at a public, private, parochial, charter or home school association/group
• Must be in one of the following Michigan counties: Arenac, Bay, Iosco, Midland, Saginaw, or Tuscola
• Grant request can be up to $500; Multiple grants will be awarded
• Grants can be used for busing, speakers, off-site event lunches, field trips, equipment, or materials not available through traditional means
• Grants are due October 1, for the first half of the school year. Awards will be announced October 30, each year. Second half grants are due February 1 and announced March 1st each year.
• You may attach an event flyer, quote for items or cost of transportation, statement of scope, and/or budget for the event. Providing additional information is an option but helpful in determining grant need should we have multiple applications
For additional questions additional, please contact
Tanya Blehm, 989-964-2881 or email@example.com
Simple easy on-line grant application.
The education grant provided by the GLBMA was able to provide the Essexville Hampton Public Schools girls coding club with multiple 3D printers that we will use to build student skill sets, confidence, and self efficacy in regards to engineering. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the GLBMA in bringing a much needed technology to the forefront of both our girls coding club and our school district.
- Ethan Shannon
Think you’re pretty good at solving 3D puzzles? Put that assumption to the test in Cube Cut, a 3D spatial reasoning puzzle game where you carve into cubes to try and match blueprints. Don’t mess up or else your cube gets scrapped and you have to start all over. Cube Cut starts out easy but gets more difficult as you rank up from trainee to apprentice and beyond. Customize your cube with crazy colors as you level up.
See if you have the spatial awareness needed to succeed in high-demand jobs like machinist, CNC machine operator, welder, and technician. Play well enough in this game and you will be pointed to real-life career opportunities in these fields.
Cube Cut was developed by Catalyst Connection and Simcoach Games, thanks to generous funding from the Chevron Foundation and the Benedum Foundation, to build awareness of the career opportunities in manufacturing.
Mechanical aptitude: the ability to understand and apply mechanical concepts and principles to solve problems. Do you have it or don’t you? The idea can be scary to consider, especially if you know that you have to take a mechanical aptitude test as part of the hiring process. However, most people don’t realize that they are using mechanical aptitude principles in their everyday lives!
MechLife drives the point home that the everyday person already has a grasp of mechanical concepts, whether they realize it or not. Play as an aspiring manufacturing employee as he prepares for an upcoming interview. Encounter quirky situations at home that need your attention in this short but engaging story. As you get ready for your upcoming interview, you begin to realize that the quirky situations you are encountering do a great job of preparing you for the questions on the mechanical aptitude test!
MechLife aims to prepare future candidates for typical mechanical aptitude tests that are a part of the hiring process for many manufacturing organizations. MechLife was developed by Catalyst Connection and Simcoach Games, thanks to generous funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.