The Donald Chaiken Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) is a four-year high school construction education curriculum designed to build awareness of the various career options in construction and provide students the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to pursue a career in the building industry.

BITA provides a confident and qualified workforce to meet industry demand, offset worker retirement, and avoid labor shortages. BITA enhances the public perception of the building industry, its diverse career opportunities, and hardworking employees.


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 continued education in the building industry.

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Bring BITA to Your Campus

BITA is a Career Technical Education (CTE) curriculum providing students a space where they can learn the hands-on skills and knowledge it takes to be successful within the construction industry. The Foundation is excited to work with your school in the growth and success of your program.

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About Donald Chaiken

The Donald and Carole Chaiken Foundation is a major supporter of the California Homebuilding Foundation and its programs. Their contributions support construction education, scholarships, certification, work-ready grants and workforce development programs in California high schools.

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Industry Support

Industry support builds potential for the workforce of the future, support that includes being a guest speaker, providing site visits, mentoring a BITA graduate and more. With 50+ programs in California, there is an immense opportunity for you to make a difference and empower a student.

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