2020 Build Iowa Career Fairs

Although COVID-19 had different plans for us in 2020, we are more excited than ever to announce our locations for 2021!  Build Iowa is planning on hosting five career fairs throughout the state in 2021 to assist MBI member companies in these connection efforts; these locations include Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Mason City, Cedar Falls/Waterloo, and the Quad Cities. We are very excited for the first time to bring the career fair circuit to the Quad Cities! 

Here is the complete rundown:

  • March 29, 2021 – Des Moines
  • April 1, 2021 – Cedar Rapids
  • April 6, 2021 – Mason City
  • April 8, 2021 – Cedar Falls/Waterloo
  • April 13, 2021 – Quad Cities

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 five separate career fairs in Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Des Moines, Mason City and the Quad Cities.

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.