NEF Awards President of Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation 2015 Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award
NEF award recognizes individual for their passion and dedication to construction education
ORLANDO, FL, June 30, 2015 – The NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) awarded its 2015 Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award to Robert M. Aydukovic, CRE, President of Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation (MCCEI) in Towson, Maryland. Aydukovic received this award for his dedication in preparing the construction industry’s workforce for its needs today and tomorrow.
Aydukovic’s career spans over 25 years in Maryland’s construction, real estate and economic development sectors. He served as a general construction laborer, mechanic’s helper, cost estimator, project manager, commercial district revitalization coordinator and has experience in new business development, financial feasibility and analysis, market studies, crafting real estate operating pro-formas, risk and return models and valuations. In addition to real estate, Aydukovic has worked with non-profits and institutions on strategic planning initiatives and fundraising strategies.
Aydukovic has earned a Master of Science in Real Estate from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Michigan State University in Lansing, MI. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the University of Baltimore REED Program Advisory Board, member ULI Baltimore Advisory Council, member of the Michigan State University Construction Management Alumni Board and volunteers as a Little League coach with Reisterstown Baseball. He is also a current member of the Counselors of Real Estate and an Associate Member of the Urban Land Institute Baltimore District Council. Through MCCEI, Aydukovic maintains corporate memberships in the Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore Metro Chapter, Maryland Associated General Contractors, Baltimore Building Congress and Exchange, National Association of Women in Construction and Maryland Economic Development Association.
In nominating Aydukovic for NEF’s award, Jennifer Sproul, LEED, AP, Director of Marketing, J. Vinton Schafer & Sons, Inc. and NAWIC Chapter 135 President, stated “I highly recommend Bob for the Carol A Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award. There is not another single person in the State of Maryland who is as passionate and active in making sure our state prepares our workforce for the needs of the industry’s future.”
The Carol A. Kueker memorial award recognizes individuals for their passion and dedication to NEF programs and the promotion of construction education through a variety of avenues. The special award is given to select individuals meeting the high caliber of achievements demonstrated by Kueker. It is named in honor of the late Carol A. Kueker, a long-time trustee and volunteer who served as president of NEF. Kueker was instrumental in promoting the core purpose and goals of the organization.
The NAWIC Education Foundation was founded in 1972 by volunteers from the National Association of Women in Construction 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 programs that help educate today’s youth to pursue construction careers. In addition, NEF offers a full-range of self-study construction industry programs for adults. NEF maintains partnering agreements with various education-related organizations that allow it to expand its offerings of educational programs, many of which are offered online. NEF is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit education foundation to which tax deductible contributions can be made.
The core purpose of the NAWIC Education Foundation 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 www.nawiceducation.org, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 277-2883.