For more than 50 years, NAWIC has helped women take advantage of the opportunities in construction. NAWIC membership offers several benefits. Business owners, project managers, secretaries, trades women and others employed in the construction industry can expect value from their investment in NAWIC.
NAWIC membership affords many professional, educational and business-related opportunities. As the premier Association for women working in the construction industry, NAWIC meets employers’ needs by: developing and promoting industry values and culture; offering exposure to new skills and technology updates; promoting professional certifications, coaching and mentoring; generating publicity through community service projects; building a strong industry by promoting NEF K-12 programs to the future work force.
The networking opportunities NAWIC provides are endless. Members are encouraged to take advantage of monthly membership meetings where guest speakers serve to educate attendees about the changing climate in construction. Regional conferences and National Conventions give members opportunities to meet and learn from other women in construction. Networking in NAWIC has provided members with new jobs, new careers and life-long friendships.
NAWIC’s commitment to education and skilled training can be seen in a variety of areas. For more than 30 years, NEF has offered creative and educational programs for students from grade school and high school to adult certification programs. The Foundation’s award-winning Block-Kids program, Building Design Program and the CAD/Design/Drafting Scholarship Awards competitions introduce students to careers and opportunities in construction. NEF’s adult certification programs include: Certified Construction Associate (CCA), Construction Document Specialist (CDS) and Construction Industry Technician (CIT), which are administered through Clemson University.
Annual subscription to the national magazine, The NAWIC Image; online membership directory; special interest councils; discounts on office supplies, travel, car rentals, publications, and more!