For the last several years, Build Iowa has been working to assist the commercial construction industry in solving their workforce shortage issues through the Build Iowa initiative. Part of this process has been acting as an intermediary to fulfill companies’ desire for more connection and interaction with their local school districts.
To further our efforts in this area in 2019, Build Iowa will again be hosting career fairs. These career fairs will be held on three separate occasions: Cedar Rapids on April 2nd, 2019, Cedar Falls on April 3rd, 2019, and Des Moines on April 5th, 2019 and are free of charge for any schools and students in 11th & 12th grade, as well as community college.
In 2018 Build Iowa hosted two career fairs that connected 35 commercial construction companies with more than 400 students in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines. With our expansion to a third career fair in 2019 we are expecting to connect more than 45 companies and 500 students throughout the state.
Build Iowa views these events as a way to continue in our mission of serving the workforce needs of the commercial construction industry while also assisting in the establishment of long term relationships between companies and their local school districts.
For more information or to register your school please use the documents below.
For any questions regarding theses career fairs please contact Micah Loveless at MLoveless@mbi.build.