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Build My Future – Explore ACE

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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.

Learn more about Build My Future at www.explore-ace.org


April 25
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Johnson County Fairgrounds
4261 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE
Iowa City, IA 52246 United States
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