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.

    Valley Center High School Hornet Palooza (College and Career Fair) @ Valley Center High School
    Aug 26 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Kansas State Fair @ State Fair Grounds
    Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm

    Build-Pride and partnering companies are going to attend the Kansas State Fair in the Ad Astra Pavillion with various activities to highlight careers in construction for kiddos from pre-k to 18+. Activities may include:

    • Excavator simulators
    • Remote control dump trucks & skid steers
    • Nail driving competition
    • Virtual Reality Activities
    • Competition Relays
    • Scaffold building demonstrations
    • Scissor lift rides
    Hiawatha USD 415 Career Fair & Expo @ Hiawatha School District
    Nov 20 all-day

    Hiawatha is hosting a Career Fair and Expo on November 20th. It is for 7th – 12th grade students and they’ll have the opportunity to visit various booths from different employers set up in the gymnasium. They’ll also attend three breakout sessions of 30 minutes each given by particular people in different fields of interest and Build-Pride will fill one of those sessions.