Kamloops, BC – CHBA CI Awards Bursaries to TRU School of Trades Students

March 13, 2014 

The 2014 Training House is especially beneficial to the first year residential construction and plumbing program students at Thompson Rivers University as a “hands on” building experience. The students do the foundation and rough in work and the home is finished with Canadian Home Builders’ Association member contractors.

At the March 12 general membership dinner meeting of CHBA CI, held at Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, bursaries were awarded to the top 4 students of the first year residential construction program and the top student of the plumbing program at TRU School of Trades and Technology.

    “This project gives us an opportunity to give back to the community where we make our living,” remarked Matt McCurrach, CHBA Central Interior President.

“For us it is about enhancing the educational experience of our trades students by giving them on site experience in addition to classroom work,” added Hank Bangma, TRU Instructor.


From Left: Jason Gagnon (Greenvale Construction) Project manager of the 2014 training house, Micah Rosebush, Ryan Schmidt, Lindsey Chamberlain, Sean Lefebvre, Matt McCurrach (Homex Development Corp.) President of the CHBA Central Interior, Not in the photo: Dustin Kammerer.

"As a member of the CHBA, for the past 20 years, I have always found the association to be an extremely valuable resource and advocate for the industry."