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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. Download our BITA Fact Sheet.


BITA is a Career Technical Education (CTE) pathway program. BITA 1 – 3 are UC/CSU approved under the elective (g) subject requirement. Students learn skills and knowledge needed for future careers or education in the building industry.

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Bring BITA to Your Campus

Now operating in 43 high schools statewide, BITA provides a hands-on approach to learning the building trades and connecting students to industry jobs and mentor opportunities.

Bring BITA courses to your high school

Design Build Competition

We want to get kids building again! High schools are planning to be on campus in a limited capacity or a hybrid model for the spring semester - and field trips will not be a possibility - the Design Build Competition is coming to the high school campuses.

CIEF Design Build Competition

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.

Get involved with BITA

BITA Scholarships

“If I could go back, 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. 

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Be part of the solution


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

Graham Greene


The BITA curriculum is an inclusive program to ensure that all students are provided the comprehensive education to excel in the various professions made available by the homebuilding industry, regardless of background, race, color, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socioeconomic status or any other discriminating factor.


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.