Welcome to the Build Your Career Forum

Our second year for Build Your Career Forum is coming November 18th and 19th, 2020! Our main goal with the Student Trades Initiative is to encourage and provide our area youth information, hands on experiences, and face time with local construction skilled trades industry professionals. Due to Covid-19 this year’s event will look a little different. Our team did not want to cancel this amazing learning experience so we decided to take the event virtual! BYCF will consist of 10 virtual sessions via zoom throughout the 2 days. Sessions include: Building/Remodeling, Inspections, Plumbing, Electrical, Siding & Windows, Masonry/Painting, HVAC, Heavy Equipment, Framing, Interior Design/Architecture. Each session will have 2 industry professionals from that industry along with a moderator and team volunteers. 11th and 12th grade students from local area high schools will be able to sign up for the zoom sessions and sit in and participate to learn how each of the industry professionals got started in their field, what their daily work load looks like along with other questions students will submit before the event takes place. Each session will be recorded to allow schools to provide to classes and for the Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Association along with the Student Trades Initiative to include them on their websites. We are thrilled to continue with this amazing learning experience for our area youth!