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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.

 

CORONAVIRUS CONSEQUENCE: Emergency Funding Request.
COVID-19 has closed schools in California. For many of our students, BITA is the key to a fulfilling career and a better life and being removed from this program poses a threat to their education and their future. Here's how you can help.

Curriculum

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

Read the Full Curriculum

Bring BITA to Your Campus

Now operating in 37 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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Design Build Competition

*SOCAL DESIGN BUILD CANCELLED!* This two-day competition mimicks “real-world” construction site pressures and deadlines, and enforces the values of safety, teamwork, and craftsmanship. Due to the coronavirus, the April competition in SoCal has been cancelled.

Click here for details on the cancellation and COVID-19 impact on students

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.

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.

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 home-building 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.