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How can NAWIC membership enhance your career in the construction industry?

By Associating With Other Women in the Industry.

  • Members of the Association are business owners and executives, subcontractors, managers and office administrators. They are also attorneys, architects, engineers, accountants, estimators and draftsmen. Some members are employed in construction trades including welding, electricity, carpentry and plumbing.

  • Monthly chapter meetings, annual conventions and regional forums provide opportunities for association and a strong communication network for developing and broadening valuable business contacts.

  • The Association's special interest councils for business and management, professional services, tradeswomen and owners, as well as various committees, such as Safety and Health Awareness, Professional Education and Legislative Industry Issues, encourage the member to participate in her area of individual expertise and offer enhanced knowledge and support from other members with similar specializations.


Through Networking With Other Organizations

  • More than 30 associations work with NAWIC to share resources, aggressive problem resolutions, and safety training. Together we can create a more positive image of the industry in general but also of the role of women who work in the non-traditional field of construction.

  • Partnering agreements with the U. S. Department of Labor and Army Corps of Engineers and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) enable Association members to share in educational and governmental programs.

  • Liaison activities with the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (AGC) and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) include representation on committees and coalitions that define intergovernmental programs, laws and regulations, and build successful strategies to address major legislative issues relating to the construction industry.


By Sharing Knowledge and Educational Opportunities

  • NAWIC members are updated on pending legislation, both locally and nationally, through its Legislative Industry Issues Committee.

  • The NAWIC Education Foundation offers two courses in the fundamentals of construction terminology, processes, procedures and technology that provide an overview of the industry. These courses also cover the interpretation of information conveyed from architects and engineers to contractors by way of a legal document and implementation of that fundamental understanding.

  • The Foundation also offers certification programs recognizing participants as a Certified Construction Associate (CCA) and/or Construction Industry Technician (CIT).

  • An important focus of the Foundation is to concentrate on kindergarten through l2th grade education processes for all young people, with primary emphasis on exposing children to career opportunities available in construction.

  • More than 11,000 students each year participate in the Foundation's award-winning National Block Kids Contest, which promotes construction education at the grade school level. The CAD/Design/Drafting Competitions are offered at the junior high/middle school and high school levels.

  • NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships each year to students pursuing degrees in construction-related fields with at least one year of course study remaining.

  • Many NAWIC chapters have established scholarships and financial awards for students in their areas who are pursuing degrees in the various fields of construction.


By Promoting Industry and Community Involvement

  • Local NAWIC chapters initiate and complete construction projects that benefit the industry and the community, such as Habitat for Humanity and the Phoenix, Ariz., chapter's Construction Dictionary, which is now in its eighth edition with more than 82,000 volumes sold.

  • Chapter members have built blueprint reading rooms, constructed homeless shelters and playgrounds for children, public service buildings and conducted construction safety workshops. Chapters and regions have united to create and participate in flood and disaster relief programs and have sponsored construction education classes.

  • NAWIC members are involved in joint activities with area construction companies, civic organizations and other associations, creating a network of communication and support with their communities.

  • NAWIC chapters conduct career day seminars in local schools and communities to encourage young men and women to enter the world of construction.

  • Many chapters participate in job fairs to recruit women who are interested in changing careers and to provide information on educational and training requirements for both traditional and non-traditional construction opportunities.


By Providing Member Services and Benefits

  • The Association offers its members a wide range of member services, which includes a health insurance plan, discounted long distance service, a credit card program, travel, car rental and office supply discounts and subscriptions to timely publications, to name a few.

  • Members receive discounts on all textbooks offered through the NAWIC Education Foundation.

  • Members utilize various consumer discounts and products as regularly promoted in the Association's national publication, The NAWIC IMAGE.


National Association of Women In Construction

Mission Statement

"NAWIC is an international association of women employed in construction which promotes that industry and supports the advancement of women within it."

NAWIC is a professional association comprised of women working in construction and related industries. It was established in 1955 by 16 founding members. Today, there are more than 6,500 members across the U.S. and in three Canadian provinces.

You can become a chapter member by applying for membership at a chapter meeting in your area, or you can become an individual member. Student memberships are also open to women students enrolled in construction-related programs at institutions of higher education and vocational programs. Your firm can even apply for one or more chapter corporate memberships or become a corporate affiliate.

For further information contact:

NAWIC
327 South Adams Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104-1081
(800) 552-3506 or (817) 877-5551
Fax (817) 877-0324

Contact us:  NAWIC RI   info@nawicri.org