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C2E Construction Expo

Date:  Jan, 25, 2024 see info below.

Closed event: only open to registered schools and construction exhibitors

The C2E (Construction Career & Education) Expo emphasizes the importance of construction to our economy while drawing attention to many rewarding, high-skill careers available within the Construction industry. The C2E Expo brings together members of the industry to speak and demonstrate numerous skills used within three core functions; Plan-It, Build-It, and Finish-It. The result is a collaboration between industry, students, and the general public showcasing construction careers that best fit an attendee’s personality and lifestyle.


Builders Association of Greater Lafayette’s C2E Construction Expo is north central Indiana’s premier high school construction career exploration event!

The C2E Construction Expo is an exciting opportunity to help high school students explore many of the career options available within the construction industry. The C2E Construction Expo takes place in January each year at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. The event brings in over 50 professionals who have shared the many benefits a career in construction can provide. The number of students and school corporations attending increases each year!

The Expo is divided into three areas of Career Exploration

“Plan It” “Build It” “Finish It”

Students attending will have the opportunity to meet many professionals in the construction industry. This event is a showcase of careers available to students upon graduation. It allows for hands-on activities, an opportunity to explore the latest technology, learn what type of careers exist within the industry and the training or education pathway needed to learn a career skill. In addition, students will learn the earning potential of the various careers, plus there will be large equipment and virtual displays! The students will explore all this while being able to speak with skilled construction professionals about their experience and career opportunities within their companies!

Here are just some of the career pathways (including, but not limited to) students will be able to explore: Electrician, Heating and Cooling, Plumbing, Carpenter, Heavy Equipment Operator, Material Suppliers, Welding, Construction Manufacturing, Architect, Engineer, Land Surveyor, Heavy Road and Highway Contractor, Trucking, Estimator, Pipefitter, Excavating, Tile Work, Remodeling, Landscaping, Underground Utilities and MORE!

For the Schools: The event runs from 9:30am to 1:30 pm EST. Lunch will be provided for the students and chaperones. We will also reimburse sub and transportation costs. The sub and transportation reimbursement form will be sent to you before the event.

For Construction Professionals: Here is your chance to be part of the solution for your future workforce needs!
Cost – 1 booth  $400/ 2 booths $700.  (2 lunch tickets per booth are included)
BAGL members – 1 booth $300/ 2 booths $500  (2 lunch tickets per booth are included)  
See Expo link for locations and to sign up! https://c2eexpo.expofp.com/
We highly recommend a hands-on activity, VR, etc!
Sponsorship opportunities are available also. Contact bagl@bagl.info for more info.

Note: This event is not open to the public and is intended for schools and construction exhibitors.

Questions? For more information or to register please email Brian Kerkhoff, briank@kacomponents.com or Mary Ellis, bagl@bagl.info.