High School Challenges
& Career Day
More than 200 high school students compete in our annual High School Challenges event that is in held in conjunction with our Craft Championships event in Des Moines. Winners receive recognition at the event, in their local media and are awarded exciting prizes.
Carpentry: Teams of 3-5 students
Electrical: Teams of 2 students
Welding: Individually (Beginner or Advanced)
We also host a career fair with ABC of Iowa member firms, taking place simultaneously. Participants host hundreds of students at their interactive booths – exposing them to hands-on experience and simulation. This is a chance for high school students from across the state to meet with real-world employers to discuss their futures.
Additionally, the Career Day showcases ABC of Iowa’s Career Exploration Trailer & Welding Simulators.