Plumbing Class Starts March 11

Plumbing Class Starts March 11


Plumbing Level 1 starts on Monday, March 11, 6:00 p.m. at the GCA Trades Academy Barrigada Facility.

Call the GCA Trades Academy at 647-4843, for more information to register.

Plumbers do much more than fix sinks and toilets in residential homes. They design and install piping systems that distribute water and remove waste from buildings, connecting to washers, sinks, heating, and cooling systems. Plumbers have to be knowledgeable in the water distribution, blueprint reading, local ordinances and regulations, mathematics, mechanical drawing, physics, welding, and soldering.

Hands-On Training: Simon Sanchez Renovation

Hands-On Training: Simon Sanchez Renovation

Level 3 Carpentry students from the GCA Trades Academy took on a hands-on project as part of their curriculum while concurrently giving back to the island. The class, led by instructor Sixto Quintanilla, renovated two offices at Simon Sanchez High School through an effort spearheaded by NAWIC Guam (National Association of Women in Construction).

High School Scholarship Awarded

High School Scholarship Awarded

GCA and the GCA Trades Academy awarded Victoria Sandlin its first ever scholarships to a high school student. The scholarship recipients will be enrolled in the GCA Trades Academy’s CORE curriculum beginning in January 2012.  The value of each scholarship is $2,500, which includes tuition, books and lab fees at the GCA Trades Academy. Victoria is a student from Okkodo High School.

Pizza, Pop & Power Tools

Pizza, Pop & Power Tools

The GCA Trades Academy, Guam Contractors Association, and the National Association of Women in Construction Guam Chapter, sponsored “Pizza, Pop and Power Tools,” an opportunity for girls to learn about construction industry during at the GCA Trades Academy on Saturday, October 15. Girls ages 11-17 learned the proper usage of hand and power tools, operated heavy equipment with state-of-the-art computer simulators, and learned about careers in the construction industry from women who are in the construction industry.