San Antonio Builders Break Ground to Support Charity and Skilled Labor

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on August 30, 2017 0 Comments

St. Phillip’s College students Samuel Velez (left) and Richard Moore hold the check representing the scholarships and grants made possible through the GSABA charity home.

The Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA) broke ground yesterday on its annual charity home, which will help provide more than $60,000 in scholarships and grants to local students who are pursuing careers in the residential construction industry.

The 2017 charity home, organized through the association’s Greater San Antonio Education Foundation (GSAEF), is part of a partnership between the foundation and builder member Armadillo Homes. The annual charity home is also made possible by donations of labor and materials from other GSABA members.

Proceeds from the sale of the house will benefit local students in construction management programs at St. Philip’s College-Southwest Campus and the University of Texas at San Antonio, as part of an industry effort to invest in future generations of building professionals.

“The future of our industry depends on bringing young, skilled employees into the trades,” said GSABA President Wayne Moravits. “These technical training programs lead to great careers and opportunities to grow.”

The association has partnered with area campuses to create NAHB student chapters, which promote using skills learned in school for community service projects around the city. Additionally, these skilled students are recruited by local companies to strengthen the residential construction workforce.

“Armadillo Homes is proud to participate in this effort that supports local students,” said Armadillo Homes President Jeff Czar. 2017 marks the seventh year that Armadillo Homes will participate in the construction of the GSAEF Charity Home.


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