Build My Future Expo & Hiring Event Registration Open for Schools & Employers!!!


The Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri, along with our sponsors and partners, are proud to bring you the Inaugural Build My Future in Southwest Missouri Expo!!!  The event will be held on April 11th at the Newton County Fairgrounds in Neosho from 9:30am to 4:30 PM.

The morning will feature the expo portion of the event where exhibitors will connect with the region’s high-school and tech-school students (who will attend the event from 9:30am until 2:00pm) to share aspects of what they do on-the-job or in training as it relates to the building trades.  This includes construction, electrical, plumbing, engineering, concrete, welding and much more.  From 2:30 to 4:30 PM, the event will be opened to other jobseekers looking for employment in construction and related industries.

A hiring event for building trades employers will be open to the public from 2:30-4:30 PM in the same location.

Employers and training providers scheduled to participate in the in the hiring event:

  • 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

If you are not able to attend the entire event and only want to participate in the Job Fest portion in the afternoon, you will be able to do so at registration, at which time we will contact you with more information, including set up, booth location, etc.

If you are interested in sponsoring some aspect of the expo, please contact Leslie Abram at or 417-206-1717  ext. 2107.  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 registrations are required.  Lunch will be provided.  Exhibitors will not be selling any items.

We look forward to your participation and seeing you!

Download the flyer HERE.