The GCA Trades Academy offers a wide variety of training programs in fields ranging from carpentry and automotive technology to project management and safety. With classes open to all abilities and levels, the GCA Trades Academy strives to improve skills and empower the region’s workforce.

We were established to provide a nationally recognized industry skills training center, support U.S. Department of Labor recognized apprenticeship training programs, and to support the skilled labor needs of construction contractors and related industries doing business on Guam.

The GCA Trades Academy is closely associated with the Guam Contractors Association. The Guam Contractors Association was founded in 1959 and is a non-profit association whose membership is comprised of more than 525 construction industry and associate member organizations.


 Board of Directors: Treasurer Monty McDowell, John Sage, Vice Chairman Bill Beery, Secretary Mary Okada, Chairman John Robertson, and Graeme Ridley.