Harmel Academy of the Trades

Harmel Academy of the Trades (click here) is a new Catholic mission in our Diocese that explores the lay vocation to work in the world. We do this, by offering an entirely new educational option for young men (click here). At Harmel, a young man can begin his own life in the world by learning a skilled trade and deepening his understanding of what it means to be fully human in Christ, all while developing life-long friendships in a residential community on a college campus here in Grand Rapids.

In short, we’re a Catholic, residential trades academy right here in Grand Rapids that offers a very unique educational option for young Catholic men. We are currently accepting students, so if you know any young men who might benefit from considering Harmel, we hope you’ll send him our way (click here) . We would really appreciate it.