High School Seniors are encouraged to attend the Job Fair!
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 & building a tiny house, framing, hanging & mudding drywall, plumbing, hanging doors, GPS surveying, excavation and underground utilities, job site supervision, tying rebar, old methods vs. new technologies, brick laying, and much more.
Through these experiences the students not only learn about the craft behind a wide range of trades, they also engage in conversations with experts about what kind of training is needed, potential wages, working conditions, a typical days work and opportunities within the industry.
Learn more about Build My Future at www.explore-ace.org