People, News, Associations | 05/30/2011
Michael Cimo, Oakville Class of 2011, has taken third place at the national level in the NAWIC Education Foundation's CAD Design/Drafting Program. Michael is a student in the Advanced Drafting class of Bob Faust, Industrial Arts instructor at Oakville. The program is sponsored locally by the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).
Five students from Mr. Faust's Advanced Drafting class entered this year's competition. They designed a home for a family of five which was first judged locally. Faust's students swept first, second and third places at the local level. Michael Cimo's project placed first; second place was taken by Jacob Faust and third place went to John O' Brien.
Cimo's project was submitted for regional judging against projects from high school students in Missouri and Kansas. His project again was awarded first place, making him eligible for the national competition. The NAWIC Education Foundation announced results on May 16, naming Cimo's project to third place. Cimo will receive $800 in scholarship funds for his efforts.
NAWIC's core purpose is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry. The St Louis Chapter of NAWIC sponsors scholarships for both young women and young men pursuing construction-related degrees. Scholarship funds are raised through an annual golf tournament held each year ..
NAWIC-St. Louis conducts adult education courses in construction and introduces the construction industry to elementary, middle school and high school students in its Block Kids, Building Design and CAD Design/Drafting programs.
Founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1955, NAWIC is an international association serving approximately 6,000 members in nearly 200 chapters in the United States and Canada. NAWIC is proud to celebrate 51 years of service.