Staff Report

In an effort to pique children’s interests in the construction field, the National Association of Women in Construction, Miami Chapter #41, will host Annual Block Kids Competition on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Theodore R. and Thelma A. Gibson Charter School, 1682 N. W. 4th Avenue, Miami.

The Block Kids Building Program is a national building program conducted at the local level by NAWIC chapters. The goal of the program is to introduce children to the 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. The program is for children in grades 1-6. Local winners advance to Regional Competition and one semi-finalist is entered in the National Program competitions. Judges are chosen from the community who work in various careers in the construction industry. Competition begins at 12PM with judging immediately following.

The National Association of Women in

Construction (NAWIC) has a membership of more than 5,500 with 179 Chapters in almost every US state, including International Affiliation Agreements with Australia, New Zealand, South Africa (SAWIC), United Kingdom, and Canada (CAWIC). NAWIC’s core purpose is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry. For more information, contact Katrina Ductant at