The Canadian Home Builders Association of the Central Interior and Thompson Rivers University are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their Training House partnership.
The next Training House project is being built at Orchard’s Walk, at 160-200 Grand Blvd. in Valleyview. Once completed, it will become the grand prize in the 2020 Y Dream Home Lottery.
Each year, CHBA members and TRU trades and technology staff and students team up to build a Training House.
“It is an exciting day for both our association and the university as we celebrate 30 years of partnership and providing residential construction and trades students in the region with incredible hands-on training opportunities” said Jere Lorenz, vice-president of CHBA-Central Interior and vice-president of Orchards Walk Development Inc.
“This is the longest standing public/private partnership of its kind across the country and we are proud of all it has provided for our local students, residential construction companies and community as a whole over the years.”
Since the program’s inception, more than 300 students have taken part and graduated to move on into residential construction careers of their own.