Build My Future Expo SWMO WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

Build my future in southwest missouri 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!

The Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri, along with our sponsors and partners, is proud to have offered the Inaugural Build My Future in Southwest MissouriExpo!!!  This event was held on April 11th at the Newton County Fairgrounds in Neosho from 9:30am to 4:30 PM.

The morning session featured the expo portion of the event where exhibitors connected with the region’s high-school and tech-school students to share aspects of what they do on-the-job, as it relates to the building trades.  This included construction, electrical, plumbing, engineering, concrete, welding and much more.  

Employers and training providers that participated in Build My Future in SWMO 2019:

  • Branco Enterprises
  • Crossland Construction
  • Crossland Heavy Contractors
  • Crowder College
  • Double Down Asphalt Service
  • Joplin Carpenters Union
  • LIUNA Laborers local 319
  • Missouri Welding Institute
  • Spire Energy
  • Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets
  • and more…

SAVE THE DATE – March 26th, 2020 – Build My Future in SWMO II


If you are interested in sponsoring some aspect of the expo or more importantly – demonstrating, please contact Leslie Abram at or 417-625-9914. 

You do not need to be a building-trades company to participate or be a sponsor. 

This a free event for the regions’ students, but school & employer registrations are required.  Exhibitors will not be selling any items at this event.

We look forward to your participation and seeing you!

Special Thanks to the following:

Crossland Construction Company
Crossland Heavy Contractors
Crowder College
Missouri Welding Institute