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Currently, the home building industry in Texas represents over 509,000 jobs and more than $38 billion annually in the Texas economy. As the state’s population continues to grow and the demand for housing continues to rise, these numbers will increase exponentially, as will the need for construction professionals. As the majority of our skilled trades men and women are nearing retirement age, workforce education is a priority for the building industry. Helping to support skills training is a high priority. Learn more about the new training programs beginning Fall 2019 for 11th and 12th grade High School Students in our area.

Career & Technical Education

Invest in our Future Workforce

Make Your Tax Deductible Contribution Online by clicking the button to your right or checks can also be mailed to the address below. Please note to put GBVBA CTE Fund in the memo line.

Lorraine Urey

c/o Texas Builders Foundation

313 East 12th Street, Suite 210

Austin, TX 78701


Greater Brazos Valley Builders Association

National Housing Endowment - Challenge/Build/Grow Grant

Sunshine Fun Pools

South Land Title Company

University Title Company

Zwernemann Flooring

(as of 6/13/2019)

The Bryan Independent School District Career and Technical Education is opening a 35,000 square foot manufacturing, lab, and classroom training facility that will offer Construction Technology, Industrial Engineering & Robotics, Automotive Technology and Welding to 11th and 12th grade CTE students beginning in August 2019.

The 119-acre property purchased by Bryan ISD has plenty of room for future expansion to accommodate more training facilities and opportunities for students from other surrounding districts.

GBVBA members have met with school administrators and local trades the past 3 years to expand upon construction trades training. The new center is very close to becoming a reality. A total of 127 students applied for the Construction Technology classes. The cap on the first classes are 40 students, all of which have met the qualifying criteria and are expected to begin their skills training this fall.

With 40 students, 20 in each of the two training sessions per day, construction tools will be needed. The ideal tools purchased would be cordless for obvious safety reasons during hands on application and training.

The Greater Brazos Valley Builders Association (GBVBA) has formed a committee dedicated to raising funds to “tool up” the Construction Technology labs for the students to utilize. We have already started our fundraising efforts.

With an option to receive a tax deduction for funds earmarked to the CTE Construction Technology through the Texas Builders Foundation we appreciate any amount given.

The link to contribute through the Texas Builders Foundation can be found at and select Greater Brazos Valley BA CTE Construction Tech Fund for your online contribution.

Your company will be recognized in multiple ways as we build our way to reaching our goal of $60,000. To contribute directly through GBVBA, contact Rose Selman at 979-696-0272 or email

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