The Master Builders of Iowa Annual Report highlights the year's accomplishments and provides you with a thorough review of MBI's programs and our focus on being the essential resource for improving member performance.
Workforce development efforts were central to the Association’s mission in 2016. MBI responded with the development and implementation of Construction Week as a way for MBI to promote awareness of the construction industry as a safe, exciting and rewarding career option. In addition, Construction Week offered an opportunity for those in the construction industry to reach out to their local schools in an effort to educate students, parents, teachers, counselors, and school leaders on the commercial construction industry and the opportunities for great careers within it.
To complement the message of Construction Week, MBI unveiled a new website – www.BuildIowa.org – that provides interested Iowans an opportunity to see firsthand those success stories. Also, this website serves as a portal for the resources and information needed to look into a career in the construction industry.
In the area of education and training, this organization saw record involvement as members utilized MBI’s complement of programs to train new employees, while also providing cutting edge leadership and project management courses to a wide array of construction professionals.
With 2016 being an election year, fundraising for the MBI-PAC was also a priority. There was record participation in the Construction Golf Classic and the Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic events, enabling the MBI-PAC to contribute over $170,000 in the election cycle to candidates that shared our pro-growth, pro-construction philosophies. These contributions complement our efforts at the Iowa Capitol.
Lastly, the Board was tasked with creating a new 3-year strategic plan for 2017 through 2019. As we move forward with implementation of this plan, you will see a continued focus on workforce recruitment; creative new ways of delivering education and training to members statewide; and an expanded array of safety services.