Block Kids competition
The purpose of Block Kids is to introduce children in grades K - 6 to the construction industry and create awareness of the many career opportunities in the construction field. The goal of Block Kids is to not only plant the seed for workforce development, but also instill the sense of pride and accomplishment inherent in "building their project for real."
Each participant is her/her own "General Contractor" and will use 100 Lego building blocks, rock, string, foil and/or heavy poster board as building materials for 45 minutes of heavy construction. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be given, with the winning project going to a regional competition where he/she will compete to move on to the national competition.
Parents and chaperones are encouraged to attend, but will be kept separate from the kids during the construction process. Strict guidelines are set and any participant who receives any outside help with their construction project during the competition will be disqualified.