Click here to find out how schools can get involved.
Build My Future is a collaborative effort between the Springfield Contractors Association, the City of Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development, the Home Builders Association, the Builders Association, the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, several private companies, several educational institutions, and several 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 invited! There were 1,214 students at the second annual event in 2018. A total of 57 schools attended from a 15-county area. The top-rated exhibits from the 2018 Student Survey were the wending-related exhibits, heavy equipment, virtual reality, and crash simulator.
Upcoming Event Details
The next event in Springfield, Missouri is on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 9 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.
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 March 1 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.
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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