Build My Future – Klamath Falls

Build My Future is a new event that aims to help youth get in touch with the construction and other trade industries. The Klamath Basin HBA hosted a local version of this event that originated in Springfield, Missouri. Schools from Klamath, Lake, Deschutes, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties have been invited and officials are enthusiastic to help get the students to this event.

Virtual Build My Future in 2020
With the restrictions in 2020 on events, the HBA contacted local school districts to see if we should skip the event this year. The districts were excited to see the HBA keep Build My Future moving forward. In a partnership with Southern Oregon Education Service District (SOESD), Oregon Connections/Nepris and the presenting partners below we are bringing a virtual Build My Future in weekly presentations between October 14 and November 20.

For more information on presenting, please contact the Klamath Basin HBA, 541-884-8570. If you would like to have your student participate, please contact Oregon Connections/Nepris through their website.

October 14, 2020 (10 am)
 Brad Mason, Diversified Contractors, “Constructions Projects – Planning, Tools, & Management”
October 20, 2020 (9:30 am)
 Bobby Langfield, Langfield Drywall & Painting, “Roll with It! A Career in Painting & Drywall”
October 27, 2020 (1:30 pm)
 Al Pranghofer, Rocky Mountain Construction, “Mix it Up! Working with Concrete & Asphalt”
November 3, 2020 (10 am)
 Eric Schmerbach, Linkville Roofing & Siding, “Things are Looking Up – Getting Started with a Roofing Career”
November 5, 2020 (1:30 pm)
 Steve Raterman, GAF Roofing, “Every Shingle Step – an Intro to Roofing & Framing”
November 10, 2020 (10 am)
 Vonnie Powley, Powley Plumbing, “Pipe Dreams – An Intro to Plumbing Careers”
November 17, 2020 (8 am)
 Cindy Schmeck, Winema Electric, “What’s in the Walls? An Intro to Electric Installation”
November 19, 2020 (10 am)
 Mark Griffith, Klamath Community College, “Don’t Miss Out – Opportunities in Skilled Trades & Carpentry”

For 2021, the HBA will plan on Build My Future returning to an in-person, hands-on event!

November 6, 2019
Almost 300 students from 12 schools in three counties and two states and 30 demonstrators participated in the inaugural event.

Watch a video below put together by the students at Klamath Union High School’s Design Media Group. This event is already beginning to grow for 2020, so be sure to notify the HBA if you would like to participate! 2020 Build My Future will be November 3, 2020

Take a look at this video from the 3rd Annual Build My Future in Springfield, MO in 2019. 

Our 2019 Event Partners:
(Updated as new forms are received)

2019 Program

2019 Master

2019 Journeyman

2019 Apprentice


2019 Demonstrators (Includes the Partners above)
AirLink CCT
All Trades Construction
Avista Utilities
Countertops by TopSECRET
Foxy Stitches Upholstery
Kinglsey Field Oregon Air National Guard
Klamath County 9-1-1
Klamath County Fire District 1
Linkville Roofing & Siding
Mockridge Construction
Pacific Power
Power PaC Rentals & Sales
Premier Flooring & Design Center
PSE Consulting Engineers
Rocky Mountain Construction
Seasons Change Energy Solutions

Special Thanks to: