Events

Build-Pride’s mission is to educate youth, young adults, parents, educators, current workforce, veterans, and outside industry professionals of the opportunities in the construction industry. We kicked off our events this year at the Wichita Riverfest STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) City event.

We are continuing to contact Kansas educators from elementary level to universities, many schools offering NCCER curriculum. We are also developing strong relationships with Workforce Alliance Associations, including TAP-Transition Assistance Programs. Whenever we are able to connect with a school or job fair and share our vision and our plan for Build-Pride, we are met with positive encouragement from all sources. Looks like 2018 is going to be a defining year for Build-Pride!

    Mar
    28
    Thu
    All Student Assembly @ Central Jr/Sr High School
    Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:22 pm

    Build-Pride is hitting the road for Central High School in Burden, Kansas for an all student assembly with 9-12th graders to share our love for construction and the opportunities abound.

    Apr
    3
    Wed
    Machining Industry Day @ WSU Tech
    Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    Apr
    4
    Thu
    2019 Career Connections Job Fair @ Hutchinson Community College
    Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Build-Pride Ambassadors will attend to connect employers with career-minded Hutch CC students and alumni. The event is also open to community job seekers.

    Apr
    10
    Wed
    Cowley Works Career Expo @ Arkansas City Ag Building
    Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Over 500 students are expected to attend the Cowley County Career Expo where Build-Pride ambassadors will help expose students to a wide range of careers in construction. We’ll provide a hands-on activity / demonstration pertaining to construction careers and provide pertinent information about career opportunities in the industry.

    Apr
    16
    Tue
    Curtis Middle School Career Fair @ Curtis Middle School
    Apr 16 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

    Groups of 70-75 8th grade students will be rotating through 3 stations in the library at Curtis Middle School in 75 minutes increments. Build-Pride will receive 30 minutes within each rotation to talk about careers in construction. This event will expose students to colleges, careers, and real life simulations focused on Reality U curriculum.

    Apr
    17
    Wed
    Heights High School Career Fair @ Heights High School
    Apr 17 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am

    The office of Career and Technical Education with the Wichita Public School has organized career fairs at four USD 259 high schools. These fairs will provide an excellent opportunity for Build-Pride to tell students about the great construction employment opportunities in our community.

    Apr
    22
    Mon
    Youth Employment Project Job Fair @ Haysville
    Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    The Youth Employment Project is hosting a job fair for individuals between 16-24 years of age and Build-Pride will be attending to share our experience, knowledge and opportunities within the construction industry.

    Apr
    25
    Thu
    Workforce Alliance’s Jobs FORE Youth Annual Golf Tournament @ Hidden Lakes Golf Course
    Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

    Build-Pride will attend the Jobs FORE Youth golf tournament to support Workforce Alliance’s mission to connect local youth with employers in structured work experiences such as construction.

    May
    1
    Wed
    Welding Industry Day @ WSU Tech
    May 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    May
    15
    Wed
    Junction City STEM Fair @ Junction City Middle School
    May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    What a great opportunity to introduce our area of expertise to students who may be interested in construction career fields at the Junction City STEM Fair!