HomeAid Orange County
In 1989, members of BIASC founded HomeAid Orange County with the forethought to use their skill sets to support nonprofits and those experiencing homelessness. HomeAid acts as the non-profit arm of the BIA, developing housing options for other non-profits that serve people experiencing homelessness. Since its founding, HomeAid Orange County has expanded into a national non-profit known as HomeAid.
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.
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. 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.