Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA)

BITA’s mission is to provide a trained workforce to meet industry demand, offset worker retirement, and avoid labor shortages. BITA also enhances the public perception of the building industry, its diverse career opportunities, and hardworking employees.

Join the foundation in support of this vital industry program and learn more below. Download our BITA Fact Sheet.

Bring BITA to Your Campus

Now operating in 27 high schools statewide, the BITA program provides a hands-on approach to learning the building trades and connecting students to industry jobs and mentor opportunities. Want to bring BITA courses to your local high school?

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Curriculum

BITA is a Career Technical Education (CTE) program integrating Common Core academics and CTE standards. Students learn valuable safety and communication skills, develop their career portfolios, and explore the relevance of math, science, and writing.

Read the Full Curriculum

Industry Directory

Building Industry Technology Academy graduates can enter the workforce immediately after graduation or apply BITA courses as college credits to pursue advanced degrees in related fields. Students seeking employment can utilize our job board to enter the building workforce today. Directory - Coming Soon.

BITA Scholarships

“If I could go back and do everything over, I would select BITA over any other subject, because BITA taught me to build, not just furniture, but confidence, and that is not taught in any other course.” -Leny Orozco, Mammoth Electric. 

Check out our BITA scholarship recipients and success stories.

Design Build Competition

This two-day competition mimicks “real-world” construction site pressures and deadlines, and enforces the values of safety, teamwork, and craftsmanship. Teams from local high schools and community colleges compete to build their own structure from the ground up.

Watch videos from past Design Build events and save the date for the 2019 competitions.

Industry Support

Donate tools, visit high schools for guest speaker appearances, schedule construction site visits, and mentor a BITA student today. Industry support is the driving factor for the BITA program.

Learn how you can help build the future of our industry.

Be part of the solution

 

"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in."

Graham Greene

 

An inclusive program for students of all ethnicity, genders, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses, the BITA curriculum offers students a comprehensive education to excel in the various professions made available by the homebuilding industry.

 

The BITA program runs solely on donations and grants from our generous benefactors and industry champions like you. Donate to BITA and become a part of the solution this program seeks to provide.