On Wednesday September 21st MACC Workforce Development and Technical Education participated in the Build My Future event held in Macon, Missouri at the Macon County Fairgrounds. There were 1,466 students and 135 adults participating in this five-hour event. The goal of Build My Future is to give students the opportunity to participate in hands on, interactive exhibits. The students experienced firsthand career opportunities within various areas including carpentry, construction, architecture, bricklaying, heavy equipment operating, virtual reality simulations, welding and more.
There were over 50 vendors representing many different career paths. Students were able to pour concrete, virtually weld, operate heavy machinery, and meet with industry experts to learn more about career opportunities.
The next Build My Future event in Macon is scheduled for September 2023.