NAWIC: National Association of Women in Construction – The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.
NFSF: NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation – Provides thousands of dollars a year to college students studying in a Construction related field, as well as Tradeswomen Scholarships. Many Chapters also provide scholarships through Chapter scholarship funds. For more information on NFSF scholarships click here to visit the NFSF website.
NEF: NAWIC Education Foundation – A core purpose to educate the construction industry and foster the work force of tomorrow, provides many educational opportunities such as Certification Programs through Clemson University, for example:
- CIT (Construction Industry Technician)
- CCA (Certified Construction Associate)
- CDS (Construction Document Specialist)
WIC Week: Women In Construction Week – The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry