GCA Trades Academy gets $2M federal grant to expand facilities

The GCA Trade’s Academy has been awarded a $2 million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to expand their operation. The grant will allow the GCA Trades Academy to purchase and renovate two buildings in Tiyan to be their new construction training facility. GCA will then get an additional two million through a USDA guaranteed loan from the Bank of Guam. The current facility in Barrigada is only 8,000 square feet with four classrooms and open-air shop space compared to the two buildings in Tiyan which will be 10,000 square feet each with 10 classrooms and open-air shop space.

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