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. MBI is planning to host another series of career fairs in early April 2020.

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.