January 20, 2019

Build Iowa

As the demand for construction continues to rise, so does the need for an educated, talented, and qualified labor force. This labor shortage is not going to correct itself.  The industry as a whole feels like there is a great opportunity to reach out to young folks and students to generate excitement about construction, and expose them to what doors can be opened in the construction field. is an informative new website, created to showcase career options and highlight the benefits of working in commercial construction. Visitors to the website will find career path and industry-related information and various occupations that can lead to a successful career.

We have many tools and resources available to help showcase the construction industry to those interested in learning more.  Please use the links below to access brochures, presentations, marketing materials and the website. 

If you would like to request printed versions of any of the marketing materials linked below to be sent to your company or school, please contact Micah Loveless at (515) 657-4398 or

Social media is a great way to spread the word about the opportunities available in the construction industry.  We have provided multiple images that are ready to be shared on your social media pages in the Social Media Resources below.  When posting on social media about workforce development, please consider using any of the following hashtags:

  • #BuildIowa
  • #BuildYourCareer
  • #GoBuild
  • #Construction
  • #BuildYourDream
  • #BuildYourFuture
  • #ChooseConstruction
  • #SkilledTrades
  • #NoMoreSkillsGap
  • #SkillsGap
  • #MakeWorkCoolAgain





For more information, contact: