BUILD MY FUTURE
Promoting Careers In ACE
The ACE Sector Board, The National Housing Endowment, The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association and Cedar Rapids Home Builders Association have been closely monitoring the progression of the Coronavirus situation. With the CDC recommendations, many area schools closing and everyone’s safety being paramount the decision has been made to cancel the Cedar Rapids Build My Future Event on April 21, 2020.
ACE Sector Board and Collaborators of the Cedar Rapids Build My Future Event
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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
If you would like to support the event through in kind or monetary donations please contact Kylie Gudenkauf at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer at the event please contact Kylie Gudenkauf at email@example.com