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ORLANDO, FL, May 16, 2019 – NEF – NAWIC Education Foundation is pleased to announce their winners for this year’s National Design Drafting Competition, formerly known as CAD/Design/Drafting Competition. Each year NEF offers this program through efforts of tireless NAWIC volunteers working with schools and other organizations in order to promote this program.

Each year entries are evaluated for detail, accuracy and originality of work. Contestants are judged at the local level initially and the local winner’s entry is submitted for Regional then finally National competition. The 2018-2019 design project was a “High Speed Study Zone”, a safe space for students to go to in the evening that will allow them to access a high-speed internet connection for studying and completing schoolwork.

For this year’s project, specific details were mandatory for the “High Speed Study Zone”. Students must be able to access this space during and after school hours. The study zone required two entrances: one for everyone to regularly use, and one designated as an emergency exit. All parts of the space must comply with ADA accessibility requirements.

This year’s High School winners are as follows:

1st Place:      Isaac Vera, 12th grade – NAWIC Pacific Southwest Region – El Paso Chapter #248
2nd Place:    Clayton Rettig, 11th grade – NAWIC Southeast Region – Atlanta Chapter #49

NEF was founded in 1972 by volunteers from NAWIC who saw a need for quality training programs in the construction industry. Based in Orlando, FL, NEF is responsible for administering a variety of K-12 free programs that help educate today’s youth to pursue construction careers. In addition, NEF offers a full range of construction industry self-study courses. NEF is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) 3 non-profit educational foundation to which tax-deductible contributions can be made.

The core purpose of NEF is to educate the construction industry today … and tomorrow. Its goals are to provide quality education programs for the construction industry and to promote the benefits of a career in the industry. For additional information about NEF, including its educational courses, go to, send an e-mail to or call (866) 277-2883.