California Homebuilding Foundation joins global GivingTuesday movement to support workforce education

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CHF joined the GivingTuesday movement to support its educational program, the Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA)—a four-year construction training curriculum currently active in 32 high schools statewide.

The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) will celebrate GivingTuesday by raising awareness for construction workforce education in California high schools.

GivingTuesday, to be held December 3, 2019, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day and touches every person on the planet.

CHF joined the GivingTuesday movement to support its educational program, the Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA)—a four-year construction training curriculum currently active in 32 high schools statewide.

The BITA program’s mission is to provide a trained workforce to meet industry demand, offset worker retirement, and avoid labor shortages. Because of the generosity of donors and industry supporters, over 5,500 BITA students have gained the skills and confidence to pursue meaningful career paths.

“Life is about service, and there is a fundamental need in California to train more students to work in the construction industry. We have students who want to learn construction skills; however, we need your help to BUILD this program,” said Terri Brunson, CHF’s Executive Director.

“The Foundation is participating in GivingTuesday because education is a vital part of our industry and community. The need for skilled labor and trained construction professionals can no longer be overlooked. BITA students are talented, driven and hopeful for a bright future. I encourage donors to get involved on December 3rd and give back to the students who will build California’s homes."

Those who are interested in high school construction training and supporting the California Homebuilding Foundation’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://www.mychf.org/givingtuesday/.

About the California Homebuilding Foundation
The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization representing California’s homebuilding industry. CHF’s mission is to ensure the continued success of the homebuilding industry through the development of its current and future workforce, funding pertinent research, and honoring exemplary industry leaders. The Foundation if the presenter of California’s top industry award, Hall of Fame. Go to http://www.mychf.org for more information on programs and services provided by the California Homebuilding Foundation.

About GivingTuesday
GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: https://www.mychf.org/givingtuesday/

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