32nd Annual Millennium Builders & Scholarship Awards Ceremony


Thursday, November 16th, 2023


Eaglewood Resort & Spa
1401 Nordic Rd, Itasca, IL, 60143

Price Starting at $250

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Our goal for this year's Dinner Banquet is to recognize key leadership in the fields of construction, business, and government sectors. We will be recognizing Industry Leaders in Construction, Engineering, and Professional Services. The Millennium Builders Awards Banquet is noted for tremendous networking opportunities. We encourage networking with diverse multicultural and strategic community leaders.

We urge you to invite your suppliers and business associates to join you for this year's gala. Become a part of the 32st Annual Banquet by purchasing ad space in our Souvenir Booklet.

The United States Minority Contractors Association (USMCA) has launched the STEM Educational Foundation curriculum for underrepresented minority students attending Chicagoland schools. The STEM program will help inspire students to ask questions, identify challenges, probe new techniques and create solutions.

Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education is sorely needed throughout the United States. The USMCA STEM program helps advance access in these fields in targeted communities, by utilizing the professional services and construction firms within USMCA to offer opportunities that strengthen and guide local youth towards pursuing advanced degrees and careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields. The STEM Initiative is a 501C3 Organization.

We will be presenting scholarships to students who have been selected by the STEM Board of Directors. Students will be present at this years gala to receive scholarships.


Education Partnerships

Grade: K-12

USMCA is partnering with select elementary, middle and high schools to introduce STEM career paths. Programming will include workshops, case studies, problem solving exercises, lab experiments, project tours and one-on-one speed coaching events.


Grade: 9-12

Mentorship is one of the most important tools for professional development and has been linked to greater productivity, career advancement, and professional satisfaction. The USMCA recognizes that mentorship is critical in helping to develop and grow future leaders. The USMCA Mentorship Program provides students with the opportunity to select and work with a mentor that matches their educational and professional goals.

Once paired, the mentor will work directly with the student to provide a personalized program which matches the specific needs of the student.


Internships are available for those that have graduated from high school and are interested in a STEM related career. USMCA member and partner firms will select qualified applicants for winter break (2-4 weeks) and summer (2-3 month) internships.