Click here to find out how schools can get involved.
Build My Future is a collaborative effort between the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, the City of Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development, the Home Builders Association, the Springfield Contractors Association, the Builders Association, private companies, educational institutions, and labor unions.
We welcome all schools in the area to join the Springfield event! We have schools driving up to three hours, so we offer a variety of arrival times to accommodate. Public schools, private schools and home schools are all encouraged to participate! There were 1,871 students at the 2019 event, with a total of 74 schools representing a 19-county area. The top-rated exhibits from the 2019 student survey were welding, scissor lifts, tile laying, brick laying and heavy equipment operation.
Check out the video from the 2019 event here to learn more about the event.
Upcoming Event Details
The next event in Springfield, Missouri is on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, from 8:30 am to 2 pm at the Ozark Empire Fair E*Plex, 3001 N. Grant Ave., Springfield, MO 65803.
Don’t live in Southwest Missouri? Click here to see if there is an event set up near you as well as instructions on how to set up your own event.
2020 Registrations Received:
BASE - Cox North Program
BASE - Cox South Program
BASE - MSU Program
Springfield Option Site
If your school name is listed above, please contact your counselor to ask how you can join the group. If your school is not listed above, please check with your counselor or teachers of related programs to see if they will be registering. Students are allowed to attend on their own with permission from their school and/or parent.
How to Register
Students must register through a school or parent/guardian.
Click here for the School Registration Form. Please return the form with approximate numbers by February 14, 2020 to ensure an adequate number of shirts and lunches are provided. Forms should be returned to Megan Short at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Springfield Contractors Association, Attention Megan Short at 1313 N. Nias Ave., Springfield, MO 65802.
Need a flyer to share with students? Click here for a downloadable copy of the 2020 school flyer.
The Fine Print
All students will be given t-shirts and safety glasses to wear during the event and all students/faculty will receive lunch. Check-in times are staggered by half hour intervals to allow all students to watch a brief safety presentation by safety professionals before entering the exhibit area.
Students must be freshman through seniors or the age equivalent.
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