Photo courtesy Great Lakes Boat Building School

DELAVAN – Gage Marine and Great Lakes Boat Building School of Cedarville, Michigan are collaborating again to promote post-secondary opportunities in the marine industry.

The Marine Trades Showcase will begin at the Gage Marine facility on Wisconsin Highway 50 east of Delavan at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2022 and will culminate with a boat cruise from their marina on Lake Geneva, according to a news release.

The event builds on the relationship established in 2020 when Gage Marine worked with the school leadership to offer a $10,000 sponsorship award to one GLBBS Marine Service Technology student for the 2020-21 school year.

Upon graduation, that GLBBS alumnus agreed to work for Gage Marine for at least one year. That first graduate, Brendan Adair, currently works in Marine Service and a second GLBBS student is starting in September 2022.

Representatives from Great Lakes Boat Building School will be on site to talk with students and parents about their Comprehensive Career Boat Building and Marine Service Technology Programs. Both programs have continued track records of 100% placement in rewarding careers in the Great Lakes Region and beyond. Gage Marine is offering another student sponsorship at GLBBS for 2022-’23 school year.

The Gage Marine leadership team will be on hand to greet students and guests followed by a facility tour including their showroom, marine service department, boat storage facility, wood shop and lakefront operations. The day will wrap up with lunch and a cruise on Lake Geneva in one of their flagship tour boats.

Interested students of all ages and parents can register for the event by April 16, 2022 at or by calling GLBBS at (906) 484-1081. Email inquiries can be sent to

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