It is isn’t always easy for people to understand how a Catholic trade school works, especially when you consider that the school combines skilled trades training with intellectual and spiritual formation. And frankly, it is not always easy to explain. On the most recent episode of Working Man, we attempt to show you instead of […]
Harmel Academy was featured on Acton Line, the weekly podcast of the Acton Institute for Religion and Liberty. The interview discusses those problems Harmel Academy exists to address and services as a good introduction to the work of the Academy.
We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Andy Beach has joined Harmel Academy as our new Director of Manufacturing Technical Services! A West Michigan native, Andy enjoys an excellent reputation in the manufacturing industry as a journeyman machinist, CNC consultant, experienced trades instructor, and machine shop business owner. As Director of Manufacturing Technical Services, […]
In addition to the many gifts to our Summer Give Campus campaign, we’ve recently received a very generous gift to our learning laboratory from the Sattler family in Southeast Michigan. See the video for details!
We are happy to announce that Delano Perera has joined our staff as our Outreach Coordinator. Delano was born in Sri Lanka and moved to Los Angeles, CA at age four. He grew up in LA and went to college at Loyola Marymount University. After college, he moved to Allendale, MI to work at Grand […]
(Grand Rapids, Mich.) Feb. 26, 2021 – Harmel Academy of the Trades, a residential, Catholic postsecondary program, has welcomed the first group of students to its campus. The school aims at meeting the urgent demand for U.S. skilled trades workers while forming students in their Catholic faith in a full-time residency program. With a $200,000 […]
We couldn’t be happier to welcome Kyle McCarthy to Harmel Academy. Kyle has spent the better part of the last decade traveling the country, installing, servicing, and repairing manufacturing equipment, but as of this month, Kyle takes up the position of Harmel’s first Director Manufacturing Technology. In this position, Kyle will oversee all the training […]
If you follow Working Man, then you may have heard Deacon Dominic Couturier, now Father Dominic Couturier. We couldn’t be happier to announce that Fr. Dom has agreed to serve as Harmel’s spiritual advisor. Fr. Dom’s involvement with Harmel has truly been a work of Providence. Not only does his presence on campus mean our […]
It is Labor Day. Our temptation is to treat Labor Day simply as a day away from labor, an end-of-summer break. Labor Day is, of course, meant to be a celebration of the worker. But for Catholics, we can, and should, look a bit more deeply at what we might celebrate on such a day. […]
It is no small thing to start a new school, and it requires many generous supporters. Thanks to one such supporter, Micron Manufacturing, Harmel Academy has started building out its teaching laboratory. Micron very generously donated a Cincom Citizen B12 Swiss CNC lathe as the first machine for our teaching lab. This machine is a […]