Help BIA Train Future Construction Trades
By Mike McSweeney
BIA was instrumental in getting two North County High Schools to adopt the BITA curriculum for the next school year. “BITA” stands for Building Industry Technical Academy. It exposes high school students to the residential building industry as an elective during their high school years. BITA is a four-year construction trades training curriculum offered as a Career Technical Education (CTE) program. BIA will help these schools organize field trips to jobsites, serve on advisory panels—and here’s where you can help—donate time as an instructor or donate building materials for their ADU construction program. Yes, you read that correctly, these high school students are going to build a 496 sq. ft. small home for Veterans.
If your company would be interested in donating building materials, BIA will provide a list of materials needed to build the ADU’s so you can choose how you can help. If you’re a skilled tradesperson and would like to know more, contact Mike McSweeney at the BIA.