It’s the time of year when motivation is high and inspiration is abundant. Along with this newfound inertia often comes new visitors to our site. If you’re new to IBAO, welcome! We’re so glad you’re here.
It’s safe to say that if you’re visiting our page, you or someone you know has an interest in the construction industry. But you might be wondering what exactly it is that we do.
I Build America – Ohio is a movemovement to generate pride and respect for the construction industry.
We are on a mission to help Ohio’s communities continue to thrive by supporting the growth and development of skilled tradesmen and women.
No matter if you’re looking for a career in construction yourself or want to help someone who is, we offer a little something for everyone.
First and foremost, we are here to provide information. We do so by sharing ongoing updates on this website, in our monthly newsletters, and via our social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram. We strive to be Ohio’s best resource of information and materials to spread awareness and understanding of the construction industry.
Aside from general updates, we provide career-specific and apprenticeship-specific resources, including overviews of what each position entails and details on how to apply. We understand that it can be difficult to find the right path, which is why we take the time to bring all critical information to one convenient hub.
We are here to support all members of the construction industry in their efforts to attract new talent to the industry. In addition to connecting talent to their teams, we do so by providing supplementary resources, establishing strategic industry partnerships, and actively attending industry events.
Now that you know what we do, you may be wondering why this mission is so important to us.
Simply put: it’s critical to our state’s progress.
We are already in a labor deficit and the need for highly trained professionals will continue to rise thanks to a retiring workforce and an increase in demand. But this need spans beyond the stereotypical construction industry roles, including administrative, design, and management careers. We need a stronger, more diverse workforce to build our state’s future.
Not only will this mission support the greater good of all, it will improve the lives of individuals in the construction industry. We want to help Ohioans see the personal benefits they’ll receive with a career in construction. These positions offer good pay and benefits and endless advancement potential for a lifelong rewarding and valuable career.
Take some time to peruse our website. Get to know all of the services we provide, then join the movement.
- If you are a student and are looking for more information on how to prepare for a career in construction, click here.
- If you are a parent of a young person with an interest in the field, click here.
- If you are an educator and are looking for ways to help your construction industry-hopeful students, click here.
- If you are actively looking for a job, click here.
- If you are an active member of the construction industry and are looking to bring the I Build America – Ohio mission to your company, click here.