Block Kids, February 2016

Each year, the NAWIC Education Foundation holds a contest designed to promote interest in future careers in the Construction Industry, as well as familiarize children with the construction process in a positive manner. Our goal is to make Elementary School children aware of the Construction Industry by providing them with a chance to use their Imagination, creativity, and knowledge to build something today and possibly something for the future.

The 26TH Annual Block Kids Building Program was held on Monday, February 22, 2016 at he Open Magnet Charter School in Inglewood, CA. NAWIC Los Angeles worked with companies such as Kaiser Permanente, Johnson Controls, Hensel Phelps and PCL Construction to promote the field of construction to youth as a career path.

25 3rd and 4th graders particuated where they got an hour to build a "construction related" project from the kit received. The kit was comprised of aluminum foil, thread, and 50 pieces of lego's.

Construction experts spoke with each student about their build and picked the top three winners, 3 girls.