The NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation is pleased to announce the Block Kids Building Program will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019at 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. This national award-winning program is presented locally by the NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation and the Mechanical & Service Contractors of America.
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. People, plants, and animals are not allowed. 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 Trade organizations who will highlight what they do. All participants will enjoy snacks and take home a great goodie bag and T-shirt.
NOTE: Parents/Guardians MUST stay with their child during the event. A Release form must be signed during registration.
REGISTER THE PARTICIPATING STUDENT ONLY. DO NOT REGISTER SIBLINGS UNLESS THEY ARE PARTICIPATING.
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