Supporting the Future Workforce

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A group of students graduated last week from the Hangar Unity Center’s trade program, a GHBA Workforce Committee supported program. The GHBA Custom Builders Council (CBC), Lowe’s PRO and Allen Griffin, a former president of the GHBA Custom Builders and Remodelers Council and CBC were recognized at the graduation ceremony for their support of the program and for donating a generous number of tools for the students to use. 

Located off Velasco Road in Brookshire, the Hangar Unity Center hosts an after-school program in partnership with Eyes On Me Inc., a non-profit 501c3 that exists to mentor, disciple and serve at-risk youth and their families, called the Hangar Trade Program. It began in 2022 for the youth of Brookshire and surrounding areas and focuses on general construction courses such as electrical and plumbing. The program’s initial goal was to teach students new concepts and skills, but it has evolved to also teach students teamwork, communication skills, critical thinking and leadership while becoming competent and confident. 

Since 2019, Allen has supported Eyes On Me with repairs, renovations and resources for what has become the Hangar Unity Center, and last year, the GHBA’s CBC helped build The Hangar a food pantry for their monthly community food drive. Over two Saturdays, the GHBA CBC worked alongside 12 students in The Hangar’s Trade Program, mentoring and coaching the students with hands-on construction experience. 


Thank you to our incredible members for your charitable contribution in support of the future of our industry’s workforce! 

If you are interested in learning more about a career in the skilled trades construction industry or if you would like to learn more about the GHBA Workforce Committee, visit