The Value of Membership

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NAWIC is a professional association comprised of women working in the construction and related industries.  It was established in 1955 by 16 founding members.  Today, almost 5,500 women in approximately 160 chapters across the United States are NAWIC members.  For more than 50 years, NAWIC has helped women take advantage of the opportunities in construction. Whether you want to embark on a new career, establish a networking base, be a mentor/mentee, make a difference in your community, continue your education, or invest in great friendships, NAWIC offers a variety of opportunities — large and small.

What can membership do for your career?

  • The Association offers its members a wide range of discounted member services, which include a credit card program, car rentals, office supplies, subscriptions to industry publications and discounts on textbooks offered through NEF.

  • The Association's award-winning national magazine, The NAWIC IMAGE, keeps members informed of Association news, industry happenings and issues affecting today's women in construction.

  • The NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) offers courses in the fundamentals of construction terminology, processes, procedures and technology that provide a strong, thorough overview of the industry.

  • NEF offers the following certification programs through Clemson University: Certified Construction Associate (CCA), Construction Document Specialist (CDS) and Construction Industry Technician (CIT).

  • Other courses are offered online through the NEF web site at:  www.nawiceducation.org.

  • NEF focuses on educating young people from kindergarten through 12th grade, with an emphasis on exposing the children to construction career opportunities.

  • More than 6,000 students each year participate in NEF's award-winning national Block-Kids contests, which promote construction education at the grade-school level. The CAD/Design/Drafting Scholarship Competitions are offered at the middle-school/junior-high and high-school levels.

  • Each year, the NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation awards $50,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in higher education and skilled trades training programs.

  • Many NAWIC chapters have established scholarships and financial awards for area students pursuing degrees in various fields of construction.

  • Local NAWIC chapters initiate and participate in projects that benefit the industry and community, such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuiding Together, and many more.

  • Chapter members have renovated schools, constructed homeless shelters and playgrounds, and taught 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 in their communities.

  • NAWIC chapters conduct Career Days in local schools and communities to encourage 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.

  • Members of the Association are business owners and managers, executives, subcontractors, accountants, estimators, tradeswomen, attorneys, architects and engineers.

  • Chapter meetings, national Conventions and regional conferences provide opportunities to build a strong communication network for developing and broadening valuable business contacts.

  • Various committees such as Safety and Health Awareness, Professional Education and Tradeswomen encourage members to participate in their areas of individual expertise, and to offer enhanced knowledge and support from other members with similar specializations.

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NAWIC is a professional association comprised of women working in the construction and related industries.  It was established in 1955 by 16 founding members.  Today, almost 5,500 women in approximately 160 chapters across the United States are NAWIC members.  For more than 50 years, NAWIC has helped women take advantage of the 

  • To unite for the mutual benefit of the women who are actively engaged in the various phases of the construction industry.

  • To promote cooperation, fellowship and a better understanding among members of the Association.

  • To promote education and contribute to the betterment of the construction industry.

  • To encourage women to pursue and establish careers in the construction industry.

  • To provide members an awareness of the legislative process and legislation as it relates to the construction industry.

opportunities in construction. Whether you want to embark on a new career, establish a networking base, be a mentor/mentee, make a difference in your community, continue your education, or invest in great friendships, NAWIC offers a variety of opportunities — large and small.​

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