EVENTS

BUILD MY FUTURE

Promoting Careers In ACE

What is Build My Future?

Build My Future is a national workforce development initiative started in Springfield, MO to highlight careers through hands on training provided by local employers, educators and skilled trades associations.

2019 was the 1st annual Build My Future- ACE event in the ICR region. Through this event 18 local companies, Kirkwood faculty and Skilled Trades Associations engaged 153 middle school students from 10 schools in hands on training in a wide range of activities including: roofing, siding, designing and building a tiny house, framing, hanging and mudding dry, plumbing, door hanging, GPS surveying, excavator and underground utilities, job site supervisor, Rebar tying, old methods v. new technologies, brick laying and many more.

Through these experiences the students not only learn about the craft behind a wide range of trades, they also engage in conversations with subject matter experts about what kind of training is needed, wages, working conditions/typical day, and opportunities within the industry.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

STUDENTS

Build My Future is completely free for students to attend. This event is for 7th and 8th grade students in the Benton, Washington, Linn, Jones, Johnson, Cedar and Iowa counties. Students may sign up through their school guidance counselor. Space is limited, early registration is strongly encouraged. Please contact Kylie at kylie.gudenkauf@kirkwood.edu with any questions.

COMPANIES OR INDIVIDUALS

We would love to have your partnership in this event! Without companies support, this event wouldn’t be possible and some of these kids may never experience your trade first hand. If you have questions, please contact Kylie Gudenkauf at 319-398-5888 or e-mail at kylie.gudenkauf@kirkwood.edu.

To sign up to host an activity, please submit the following documents:
1. Sign up Form
2. Waiver- Rental Agreement
3. Proof of Insurance

We recognize that your time and supplies to support this event come at a cost. As a thank you for supporting this event and providing this experience to these students, there is no booth fee. We do encourage sponsorship of the event which will include your company logo being featured on the portal and on marketing materials.

Deadline to sign up: March 15, 2020

SPONSORSHIPS

If you would like to support the event through in kind or monetary donations please contact Kylie Gudenkauf at kylie.gudenkauf@kirkwood.edu

VOLUNTEERS

If you would like to volunteer at the event please contact Kylie Gudenkauf at kylie.gudenkauf@kirkwood.edu

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