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 2020, 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.

2020 Build Iowa Career Fair Dates & Locations

Every career fair will take place from 10 am - 1 pm and feature a short program to discuss career resources, with lunch provided for everyone in attendance, free of charge.

March 30, 2020 | Des Moines
Prairie Meadows Conference Center
1 Prairie Meadows Drive  |  Altoona, IA 50009

April 3, 2020 | Cedar Rapids
The Hotel Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW  |  Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 

April 7, 2020 | Mason City
Kinney 4-H Building, North Iowa Events Center
3700 4th Street SW  |  Mason City, IA 50401

April 9, 2020 | Cedar Falls
Hilton Garden Inn
7213 Nordic Drive  |  Cedar Falls, IA 50613

2020 Vendors List

To register your company or school for one or more of the career fairs, please use the forms at the bottom of this page.