COD Hosts Free Block Kids Competition Oct. 28

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By Mike McKissack

College of DuPage will host a free Block Kids competition from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct, 28, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

While participation in the competition is limited to the first 50 registrants, this event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Chicago Metro Chapter 325 of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), the Federation of Women Contractors, and the Architecture and Construction Management programs at College of DuPage, Block Kids is a national building competition using interlocking plastic blocks and other provided materials for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Developed by the NAWIC and administered by the NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF), the award-winning Block Kids competition is designed to introduce children to the construction industry in an effort to create an awareness of and to promote an interest in future careers.

Local Block Kids competition winners will advance to regional competitions with one team from each region entered in the national competitions.

The Oct. 28 event also will include Touch-A-Truck, featuring a variety of industrial vehicles and equipment for children to experience up close.

For more information and to register for the event, click here.  

College of DuPage is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Serving approximately 28,000 students each term, College of DuPage is the largest public community college in the state of Illinois. The College grants nine associate degrees and offers more than 170 career and technical certificates in over 50 areas of study.

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