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January 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Looking for a free STEM project?
Do you know 4th and 5th graders that enjoy building with building blocks (think Lego style)?
The Birmingham chapter for National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is sponsoring a free competition event. All Central Alabama 4th and 5th are free to sign up for this event.
When: January 15, 2022
Where: McWane Center Downtown Birmingham
Time: Starts at 9:00 AM sharp. The children are given an hour to create a masterpiece. The creation will then be judge followed by an award being
given 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
What: 2022 Block Kids Event – each participant will receive 100 building blocks and other material to construct something from their imagination. Their creating will be judged and prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Speakers will be present to talk about the future of
the construction industry that may inspire the future of our youth.
Free for attending: Free entry competition event
Free event shirt for participant
Free special showing of Imax Film ‘Dream Big’ for participant and chaperone. Additional tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate of $7.00 ea.
Free admission for the participant to McWane Center Main Hall after the Block Kid’s event. Additional tickets can be purchased for $10.00 each.
I hope this sounds interesting to you. The registration link you can share is NAWIC Gr. Birmingham Chapter 53 – Meeting/Event Information (nawicbirmingham.com)
Now for the additional details. NAWIC has been in Birmingham 54 years and our goal is to empower women in the construction industry. Part of our strategy is to engage children from K – 12 to share with them the benefits of a construction career. Some children find their path to construction via formal education and others stumble on it. Either way of course opens the door for an amazing opportunity. I myself grew up in government housing, food stamps, and about 20 years ago I stumbled into an opportunity to work at a construction jobsite and am now my organizations’ Risk Management Supervisor. Construction isn’t only nails and a hammer, nor is it only people wearing tie’s. We have individuals that create computer programs, pilot drones, create virtual reality rooms/buildings (similar to all current virtual games kids play), as well as those that work out in the fields as laborers, carpenters, foremen, electricians, and those in an office setting, such as accountants, manager, HR, administration etc. the opportunities are endless.
Go Build Alabama connects students and career changers with training programs and job opportunities across the state. Go Build Alabama provides the resources, information and tools for schools/teachers etc. to educate children about the various opportunities.
Should you ever need someone to speak for a career day, please feel free to reach out to us. I hope you consider sharing this opportunity with your tribe. I appreciate all you do for our children.
Please let me know if you have any questions.