NEF Education

NAWIC Education

NAWIC members receive discounts with Lorman Education Services. Lorman Education Services provide cost-effective training opportunities that meet the needs, enhance the skills, restore knowledge, and build competencies of NAWIC member. The partnership provide convenient way for NAWIC members to keep up with CEUs, as classes are offered online or in cities around the country. Course topics include Environmental Concerns, Construction Issues, Land Development, Public Works, Water Law, Real Estate and Engineering just to name a few.

NAWIC Education Foundation offers four continuing education courses, which include certifications administered through Clemson University: Certified Construction Associate (CCA), Construction Bookkeeping Technician (CBT), Construction Document Specialist (CDS) and Construction Industry Technician (CIT). Other courses are offered through NEF.

Youth Education

For more than 30 years, the NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) has offered creative and educational programs for students from grade school to high school. See the NEF website here. NEF’s award-winning Block-Kids program, Accessory Structure Program, and CAD/Design/Drafting competitions introduce students to careers and opportunities in construction.

Since its founding, the NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation and NAWIC chapters nationwide have awarded more than $4 million in scholarships to students pursuing construction-related studies.

Block Kids

Please let us know if you are able to volunteer with Block Kids!  Contact Wendy Sarmiento via email We need about 10 volunteers to observe the children as they construct their project, and then participate in the judging process.


Block Kids is a national building 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 awareness and promote careers in the industry. More info is available on the NEF website.