Educational Programs for Children K-12

The NAWIC Education Foundation’s most popular program is

Block Kids.

The Block-Kids Building Program is a national building program competition that is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters and other organizations. The award-winning program introduces 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 open to all elementary school children in grades 1-6. The competition involves the construction of various structures with interlocking blocks and three of the following additional items: A small rock, string, foil and poster board. Local winners advance to Regional Competition and one semi-finalist from each region is entered in the National Program competitions. National prizes are awarded to the top three projects.


This is a high school student program. Students are awarded for creative design, successful problem solving and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings.

Adult Education Programs

The NAWIC Educational Foundation (NEF) was established in 1973 by NAWIC. Since its inception, NEF has focused on construction education and offers a number of construction related adult education programs. NEF is proud to be named a Quality Education Provider by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The following is a list of certifications offered;

  • CBT ~ Construction Bookkeeping Technician
  • CCA ~ Certified Construction Associate
  • CIT ~ Construction Industry Technician
  • CDS ~ Construction Document Specialist

For more information regarding these or any of the NAWIC Educational Programs, contact us at

Click here to visit the NEF website.