Build Iowa and Master Builders of Iowa, in partnership with Victory Enterprises, has created a career exploration program allowing students in the classroom to experience what a career would look like on a commercial construction jobsite. Known as the Build Iowa Virtual Reality Program, this tool is a powerful and fun way for students to receive many of the same benefits of a traditional job shadow through an immersive virtual reality headset.
Students in your community school or non-profit can be engaged in a one-of-a-kind experience. Our virtual reality job shadows include ten industry related careers that include: Project Manager, Project Superintendent, HVAC, Plumber/Pipefitter, Electrician, Drywall Finisher, Mason, Carpenter, Heavy Equipment Operator and Ironworker. These virtual reality tracks are designed to show students, their parents and their teachers what each trade looks like, their average salaries, qualifications and skills required to perform each job.
If you’d like to partner with us and bring the Build Iowa Virtual Reality Program to life for students in your area, please contact Ben Hammes at BHammes@MBI.Build.