Build My Future in Southwest Missouri 2021 – IS GOING VIRTUAL!!


Introducing – The Build My Future in SW Missouri VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE!


The Build My Future in Southwest Missouri planning committee, like other organizations, is concerned about and monitoring the global situation we all are facing due to the COVID-19 virus.

Please know that our highest priority is the health and safety of the students, teachers, employers and all involved in such a large event. As a result, we have decided to take Build My Future in Southwest Missouri VIRTUAL!

We want ALL local schools and students to be able to benefit from hearing and seeing what it takes to succeed in the Building Trades Industry from our area experts.  Spire, The Carpenters Union, Crowder College, Sprouls Construction and more have signed up to make sure your students get good information that can shape their immediate future!


Schools: You will be able to consume video content on demand, March 29th and 30th.  The EMPLOYER PANEL “LIVE” Zoom meeting is available for ALL Schools and students at 9am Wednesday, March 31st.

Employer Panel Zoom instructions will come in an email after registration.




For any student who would like us to forward their contact information for consideration of possible employment by employers registered for BMF, or to be considered for scholarships from Crowder College, please click the button below and send the link to those students. Please ask the students to respond by May 1.



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Group of students posing with build my future sign(Pictured are students from Franklin Technology Center)

Close to 500 students got their HANDS-ON Build My Future SWMO!




Build My Future in SWMO will return to the Newton County Fairgrounds in Neosho FALL 2022!

Registration is will be OPEN in 2022! 

What is Build My FutureSWMO?? An amazing, Hands-On event where students from throughout our region come to experience REAL WORLD tools, simulators & experts in the Building Trades.  

That’s where you get involved & make an impact.

#BMFSWMO will be back!  It will take place FALL 2022 at the Newton County Fairgrounds in Neosho. (Date TBD)






This is the Premier Building-Trades Career Expo designed for ALL area high-school students.


Students gain career pathway information to help them decide from the many training and employment options in the building-trades sector.


Employers from around the region will participate by bringing hands-on activities for the students to do as part of the learning process. 


Training Providers also will attend to showcase their programs related to building-trades.



Thank you to our Boss-level sponsor:  Spire Energy.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

If you’re an educator or an employer, please click below for details and to register for the BMF VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE event. If you have any questions, please email



Special Thanks to the following:

Spire, Inc. – Boss-Level Sponsor BMFSWMO 2020









Ironworkers Local 10 Apprenticeship & Training – Master-Level Sponsor










Crowder College – Master-Level Sponsor







Heavy Construction Laborers local 663 – Master-Level Sponsor








Paragon Architecture – Apprentice-Level Sponsor





Branco Enterprises Inc. – Apprentice-Level Sponsor







Asbell Companies – Apprentice-Level Sponsor








Home Builders Association (HBA) – Apprentice-Level Sponsor













Arvest Bank – LUNCH Sponsor








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