The NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation and the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Women are pleased to announce the Block Kids Building Program will be held on Saturday, November 6nd, 2021 at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 Hall in Philadelphia. NAWIC works together with local companies and organizations to promote the construction industry as a career path for students in Grades 1 through 6.

The Block Kids Building Competition was developed by the NAWIC Education Foundation to introduce children to the construction industry to create awareness of careers available within our industry. The winner of the local competition advances on to the Eastern Regional competition, with a potential to be entered into the National competition.

NAWIC Block Kids Building Program
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 Hall Training Center, Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

Each student is provided with 100 “Lego” type building blocks and the option to choose three other items (rock, string, aluminum foil, or poster board) to incorporate into their project.  Each student is given one hour to build a structure of his or her choice. Judges from the construction and engineering industry view each student’s project and discuss with them what they have constructed. Evaluations are recorded on a point system and then turned over to our record keepers who tally the points. All judges are local volunteers from companies within the construction community.

The winner of the local competition advances on to the Eastern Regional competition, with a potential to be entered into the National competition.

Students will be exposed to local eight local Trade organizations who will highlight what they do. All participants enjoy snacks and take home a great goodie bag and T-shirt.

If you are interested in registering students in 1st through 6th grade to compete, use the form linked below to register.

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