The Canadian Home Builders’ Association Lethbridge Region (CHBA) announced a unique partnership with Lethbridge College Friday at its annual Building the Best Awards banquet.
Over the next five years, CHBA will partner with its suppliers and tradespeople to build two homes per year and have the proceeds from the sales of each go towards the Trades and Technology Renewal and Innovation Project (TTRIP) at Lethbridge College
“The proposed partnership met with enthusiastic support from our CHBA members,” says Stephen Amonson, the 2012 CHBA Lethbridge Region President. “Partnering with Lethbridge College is a great fit for our organization and all of its members. We’re excited for this partnership and hoping to raise upwards of three-quarters of a million dollars through this project.”
It is planned that the homes will be unveiled each year at the CHBA’s Parade of Homes in Lethbridge, which takes place from Sept. 13 to 29 this year.
“We’re pleased to be creating this partnership with the Canadian Home Builders Association as it is in direct alignment with several of our existing programs,” says Lethbridge College Interim President and CEO Peter Leclaire. “A number of CHBA members are alumni of Lethbridge College and countless employees have done their apprenticeship training at the college.”
Lethbridge College will further its commitment to promote accessible post-secondary education by donating a $2,500 tuition credit to the home buyer for each of the ten homes.
Canadian Home Builders’ Association
Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry"—one of the most vital and enterprising industries in Canada. Representing more than 8,000 member firms across Canada, CHBA members come from every area of Canada's housing industry - new home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, service professionals and others.