EVENTS

BUILD MY FUTURE

Promoting Careers In ACE

Build My Future – 2022

Watch the 2022 Build My Future Event

About 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.

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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 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. Check back for more information on the 2023 event.

COMPANIES – Activities and Sponsorships

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. Contact Karyl Bohnsack at The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (319) 351-5333 or karyl@hbaofic.org to be a part of the 2023 Build My Future.

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EVENT SPONSORS

2022 Event Partners

MASTER LEVEL

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APPRENTICE

SPECIAL THANKS

ACME Tools
Culligan Water
Easton Design
Home Builders Association of Iowa
National Association of Home Builders

2022 ACTIVITY SPONSORS

City of Cedar Rapids
Hodge Construction
Iowa DOT
McCreedy-Ruth Construction
Martin Gardner Architecture
Precision Drywall
Sueppel’s Siding & Remodeling
Woodruff Construction