Ann Arbor Hands On Museum "Building in a Building" Exhibit

The Hands On Museum is Ann Arbor's family-friendliest destination, encouraging visitors to discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  The "Building in a Building: Towards Net Zero" exhibit was recently redesigned to include hands-on, interactive exhibits that demonstrate changing home building technologies and new energy-efficiency strategies that are engaging to visitors of all ages.

Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program

Ann Arbor-area high school students have the option to participate in the Student Building Industry Program.  The program provides Ann Arbor's high school students with a unique learning experience. Through the actual construction of a new home, from raw land to finished product, students learn the importance of math skills, architectural dimensioning, and job satisfaction, along with teamwork, responsibility, and dependability.




Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan is a public university located in nearby Ypsilanti, Michigan.  EMU offers a rich selection of degrees and certifications pertaining to the built environment, including their renowned Historic Preservation program.

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JUST BUILD IT! Construction Careers Expo

The Washtenaw Contractors Association hosts an annual career expo for high school students at Eastern Michigan University where they can meet representative from local materials suppliers, contractors, labor unions, and professional organizations.  Learn more about next year's event.

Leslie Science and Nature Center "DTE Energy Nature House"

The DTE Energy Nature House showcases energy systems, building techniques, and recycled materials that people can use to create buildings that rest lightly on the earth. Visit the Leslie Science and Nature Center to stroll the grounds or schedule a visit to the Nature House.

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is the state's second-largest state university and one of the nation's premier research institutions; its Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn campuses are home to more than 45,000 students.  There are many programs of study pertaining to architecture, infrastructure and landscape design, urban planning, and construction.

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Washtenaw Community College

Washtenaw Community College, located in Ann Arbor Township, is the area's largest and most-established community college.  WCC offers many Certificate and Associate-Degree programs in Construction Technology.

Washtenaw Technical Middle College

WTMC is a Public School Academy on the campus of Washtenaw Community College (WCC).  WTMC integrates high school and college courses, and graduates of the program matriculate with both high school and college degrees.  WTMC offers a Construction Technology program.

WCA Epic Program

The Washtenaw Contractors Association (WCA) offers the EPIC Program, Emerging Professionals in Construction.  Participants, professionals in their early years as a professional in the construction industry in the Washtenaw County area, attend a series of educational events geared towards building management skills.  Learn more and sign up here.