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Build My Future

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds, E 30th Street & E University Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Presented By: Home Builders Association Of Greater Des Moines
  • Dates: April 15, 2020
  • Location: Iowa State Fair - Varied Industry Building
  • Phone: (515) 270-8500
  • Start/End Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
  • Overview

    Build My Future is an immersive hands on event that allows participants to see multiple career paths available in Iowa. Participants will be able to get their hands on carpentry, welding, plumbing, electric, roofing, masonry, advanced manufacturing, CAD, Commercial & Residential Building Design, Architecture Modeling with Virtual & Augmented Reality, Heavy Equipment Operator, & much more ! This event will also have simulators available with many of the same careers represented. From 8-2 PM all High Schools are available to come to this event for FREE. Lunch will be provided to those coming to the day sessions. From 3-7 ALL AGE GROUPS are allowed to participate. If the participants are younger than 18 you will need to have a parent/guardian or chaperone present. This is a great opportunity to talk to employers one on one while getting to see & feel what a day in the field could look like in that career! All forms are available online at www.IowaSkilledTrades.com. For large groups or more information contact Brandon Patterson brandon@dsmhba or Melisa Cox melisac@dsmhba.com .

    Why Come?
    - Free Event
    - 8-2 High School Hands On Career Fair
    - Lunch Provided
    - One on One exposure to skilled trades, advanced manufacturing, architecture & design & more
    - 3-6 PM All Ages great group event for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, FFA & More
    - Seeking Career Opportunities? Get a chance to talk one on one with employers & organizations looking to hire
    - See www.IowaSkilledTrades.com for more information