Inspiring Future Builders at the NAWIC Block Kids Competition
MCM proudly participated in the annual National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Block Kids Competition. The event took place in mid-January at Shadowlawn Elementary School, one of the GOB projects for which we’re under contract with Dade County Schools.
Block Kids is open to all elementary school children in grades K-6. The competition involves the construction of various structures with interlocking blocks and three additional items such as a small rock, string, foil and poster board.
Our MCM team of judges included Jorge Ugarte, Johanna Corvea, Fara Viamontes and Ana DePriest. Each judge conducted one-on-ones with the children, who excitedly described what they had constructed.
The competition was developed by the NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) to introduce children to construction industry in an effort to create an awareness of and to promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry. NAWIC chapters throughout the United States sponsor this award-winning competition. NAWIC Miami Chapter #41 has been participating for over 25 years, creating a pathway for “future builders” each year.
The success of this program is due to the tremendous support from our industry and community, as we are able to offer it at no charge to the students or schools.
Thanks to our own Fara Viamontes for securing MCM book bags for each child, filled with children’s dictionaries and other various goodies donated by local NAWIC sponsors. And a big thank you to the Munillas for your continued support of NAWIC and special events like these!