2020 Build Iowa Career Fairs

Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees, the members we serve and the broader community that we all work and live in.  In light of new information from the Governor’s Office and Iowa Department of Public Health on school closures related to COVID-19, we regret to inform you that we are cancelling the 2020 Build Iowa Career Fairs.

We look forward to continuing the very popular Build Iowa Career Fairs in 2021. 

For the last several years, MBI has been working to assist our members in solving their workforce shortage issues through the Build Iowa initiative. Part of this process has been acting as an intermediary to fulfill our members’ desire for more connection and interaction with their local school districts. 

To further our efforts in this area in 2019, MBI and Build Iowa hosted three separate members-only career fairs in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, and West Des Moines. These events connected 290 high school students with 55 contractors from around the state of Iowa. In 2021, MBI and Build Iowa will host four separate career fairs in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Des Moines, and Mason City.

MBI views these events as a way to continue in our mission of serving our members' workforce needs, while also assisting in the establishment of long term relationships between MBI members and their local school districts.