What is the KC MADE competition?
The KC Manufacturing and Design Expo is a contest among high school students (grades 9-12) in construction and manufacturing programs. Students who enter the contest will display their woodworking and mixed material projects during the 2020 Greater Kansas City Home Show. Projects are not limited in scope. Participants have the freedom to enter everything from a tiny house to a dining room table.
KC MADE Mission
The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA) is a non-profit organization focused on supporting the home-building industry. KCHBA hosts the KC MADE competition during the Greater Kansas City Home Show to promote careers in the residential construction industry. KC MADE is a component of the KCHBA’s workforce development initiative, which began due to the current skilled labor shortage within the home-building industry. The KC MADE competition focuses not only on promoting skilled trade development and opportunities in the home-building industry, but also the importance of soft skills and connecting education to industry stakeholders. Following the competition, a networking luncheon is hosted which allows students and educational leaders to make connections and speak directly with professionals in the home-building industry.
Judging and Awards
A panel of judges will determine the award winners based on project quality, skill knowledge and professionalism. Winners will be announced during the Home Show. Program grants will be rewarded to the schools of the first, second and third place overall winners in the amounts of $1,000, $750 and $500.
Showmanship Winner: This individual displays professionalism with their attire, communication skills and leadership. This award is decided upon by the panel of judges.
People’s Choice Winner: Home Show attendees will be able to view the projects and vote for their favorite throughout the duration of the Home Show.
Contact Courtney Reyes at Courtney@kchba.org or 816-733-2214.