NAWIC offers educational opportunities for everyone in the construction industry.  In addition to formal training opportunities, our monthly meetings include programs with guest speakers providing information to all members on subjects relevant to running a business in the challenging construction field. 

The NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) was established in 1973 by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).  NEF is an IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, which means all donations are deductible as a charitable donation.  Since its inception, NEF has focused on construction education and offers a number of certification programs in partnership with Clemson University.   NEF is proud to be named a Quality Education Provider by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).

CCA Certified Construction Associate
A six-part, home study certification program of the NAWIC Education Foundation. The Anchorage Chapter owns a complete set of these textbooks, which are available on loan to any Member.

CDS Construction Document Specialist
A certification program of the NEF. Tests the student’s knowledge of the interpretation of information conveyed from architects and engineers to contractors by way of a legal document. This program is based on the Intermediate Construction textbook, which covers Drawings, Specifications, Estimating and Scheduling.

CIT Construction Industry Technician
A certification program of the NEF. An overview of the construction industry and its processes. Lessons covered include types of construction, forms of business ownership, contractual agreements, contract documents and the construction process.

INC Intermediate Construction 
A more detailed series of classes studying working drawings, scheduling, and estimating. Developed by the NEF.

ITC Introduction to Construction

A 16 part series of classes developed by the NEF, which provides a basic overview of the construction process. 

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Local Scholarships
Each year the Boise Chapter awards scholarships to students who have chosen career training for the construction industry. The Boise Chapter is proud to award these scholarships to members of our Idaho community thanks to the hard work of our members and our generous supporters. The Boise Chapter offers two categories of scholarships. The first for students enrolled in a four-year degree program and the second for students in construction trade programs. Download the applications or for more information contact Brenda Smith at (208) 424-2916.

Undergraduate Scholarship Form

Construction Trade Scholarship Form

NAWIC Founder’s Scholarship Foundation
The NFSF also awards scholarships at the National level each year. For more information, competition rules and regulations, and National level applications, go to


Event Calendar

The Good, Bad,  & Ugly Golf Tournament June 23, 2017, 8:00AM Shot Gun Start
Eagle Hills Golf Course

General Membership Meeting:
Join us; bring a guest!
Wednesday, June 7, 2017. 5:30PM
Location: The Riverside Hotel - The Quiet Bar
              2900 W Chinden Blvd. Boise, ID 83714                        

Monthly Board Meeting:
Monthly, Third Thursday


Join NAWIC Boise

Join today! The professional benefits available through NAWIC are endless

• Industry speakers
• Career / job leads
• Mentoring opportunities
• Education of youth and support through scholarships
• Connection with other women in the industry
• Technical / product information
• Community outreach projects
• Liaison with other industry and professional associations

The National Association of Women in Construction's core purpose is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry. 

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