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Our students are very diverse in background and age. They come from near and far, and have ranged in age from 18 to 80. Some are experienced woodworkers and some are not... some have advanced degrees and some don't, yet they meld together and do some great work under the guidance of our instructor Kees Prins and Master Boatbuilder, Pat Mahon. Admission does not require any previous experience and the application process is quick and easy.
Eligibility for our certificate program is open to all with the minimum requirement being a high school diploma (or equivalent), and you must have the physical abilities necessary for undertaking woodworking and boat building projects. Applicants under the age of 18 require signed parental permission.
The application process is quick and easy. Simply click here to download the application form (requires PDF reader), fill it out, and mail it to us along with a $100 Registration Fee. An Application Fee of not more than $25 may be retained by the School if the application is denied. Our mailing address is:Great Lakes Boat Building School
Application deadline for the 2013-2014 school year is September 14, 2013.
All applicants are encouraged to visit and tour the school, meet our staff and students, and sit-in on a lecture if you would like. Call GLBBS at 906-484-1081 to schedule an appointment.
Students are expected to be respectful of school staff, of their fellow students, and of others’ property.
Tuition cost for the 2013-2014 for first year students is $11,500. For those students participating in the optional second-year program, tuition is $10,500.
While the school provides a vast majority of the tools required to complete the program, students are expected to supply their own personal hand tools such as chisels, planes, and hand-saws. Click here to see a complete list of recommended tools and where they can be purchased (requires PDF reader).
The school provides text materials at no added cost to the student. There is a suggested reading list (requires PDF reader), but the books on this list are not required and limited quantities are available in the school's library for check-out by GLBBS students.
GLBBS provides some limited housing on campus, and also assists its students in finding appropriate and affordable places in the area.
Full details can be read in the Student Catalog, click here to download the Student Catalog (requires PDF reader). Specific questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call GLBBS at (906) 484-1081.