Skilled Trades.

Great Books.
Spiritual Fraternity.

A skilled tradesman can work in many disciplines, but at Harmel, we define “skilled tradesman” as “a man whose way of life is to put things in order”—in his work, in his community, and in his relationship with God. Harmel Academy is a post-secondary academy that trains men in a skilled trade and forms them in their Catholic faith.

Learn to Work. Learn to Pray.

Work is, above all, a way for the human person to become what God has designed him to be: a creative collaborator with Christ in the creation and redemption of the world. At Harmel, men learn how the ancient Christian synthesis of prayer and work can provide them a model for a peaceful, satisfying, fruitful life in relationship with Christ.

Why Harmel?


At Harmel Academy, you can be formed into a man of skill, integrity, faith, and insight. In either a two-year apprenticeship-track program, or a one-year, gap year program, you will join a community of men blazing a new trail in faith and work.

Machine & Systems Technology
Foundations of
Skilled Stewardship

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Whether you’re learning how to rebuild a CNC Machine, studying the strangeness of a Flannery O’Connor short story, or pinning your buddy to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu mat, you’ll never lack a challenge at Harmel Academy. Here, men push one another to become disciplined, prayerful, joyful, and serious men.

Join the Next Generation of Catholic Tradesmen

The world is in desperate need of skilled tradesmen of character and virtue. And our communities and families need responsible, creative, hardworking men. But such men need a place to learn, grow, and mature. Why not be part of such a community, and help form the next generation of Catholic tradesmen?