WAYNE DAWKINS has over 20 years of work experience in the field of carpentry and construction. He started to lose his sight while working on a construction site in 2013 and his condition has progressed to the extent that he now requires the assistance and support of a guide dog. Since that initial upheaval, Mr. Dawkins’ life story follows a fascinating path as he was able to overcome seemingly impossible challenges to become a sculptor and positive role model to all.
Driven by his passion to guide and teach, Mr Dawkins sought to share his vast scope of practical and technical knowledge to students enrolled in carpentry and building construction vocational classes. Developing sculpting as a creative outlet, Mr Dawkins soon accumulated an impressive array of projects. He utilizes his artwork during individual and group mentoring sessions in other educational settings. In 2019, Mr. Dawkins began mentoring at-risk youths on probation in a Juvenile Justice Program through AmeriCorps. To date, Wayne Dawkins has received five (5) certifications from NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) in the following areas:
- NCCER Craft Instructor – Carpentry & CORE
- Curriculum Proctor
- Curriculum Performance Evaluator for Carpentry & CORE
“Mr. Wayne is a role model who inspires AMI Construction Crew to see beyond, learn that anything is possible which motivates students to change their lives.” – Pamela Mendoza, Miami-Dade AMIKIDS Building Construction Teacher
NCCER is recognized by the construction industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. To learn more, visit www.nccer.org.