~ Springfield, MO- The deadline for high schools to register for the annual Build My Future Construction Showcase is quickly approaching. The event, which is set for March 27 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds EPlex, aims to showcase the various aspects of construction, design, and skilled trades.

According to Megan Herzog, a committee member of Build My Future, the event will feature hands-on activities in both the east and west halls as well as the grandstand area. This is in response to the growing need for new workers in the industry due to an increasing number of retirements from the Baby Boomer Generation.

Interested schools can register online at until Friday, February 9. Build My Future is a collaborative effort between government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit trade associations, labor unions, and private businesses. The committee includes representatives from organizations such as Mid-America Carpenters Union, Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, MoDOT, AGC of Missouri, and The Builders Chapter of AGC.

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Other members include Springfield Electric, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 15, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 170, Decorating Den Interiors, Springfield Contractors Association, HBA of Greater Springfield,Berry Tractor ProSource Wholesale Heavy Construction Laborers 663 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 453 City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development,and Emery Sapp & Sons.

The success of Build My Future has led to its replication in multiple cities across Missouri and several other states including Arkansas, Florida,Iowa,Kansas New Mexico Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Texas,and Wisconsin. This collaborative effort has proven to be effective in recruiting new workers into the industry.

For more information about Build My Future or to register for the event before the deadline on February 9th contact Megan Herzog at 417-839-7612 (cell phone) or 417-862-1313 (office). Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the world of construction and skilled trades at Build My Future.

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