Since its founding, NAWIC, an international non-profit organization, has grown to a membership of 5,500 women with more than 160 chapters. In its 54 years of service to its members, NAWIC has advanced the causes of all women in construction whose careers range from business ownership to the skilled trades. With almost 1,119,000 women working in construction today, the industry is more accepting of their non-traditional roles.
Over the years, the cause of NAWIC has stayed the same: To enhance the success of women in the construction industry. NAWIC has many education opportunities: For children - to explore and open their minds to the possibilities construction offers as a career choice; For Adults - to further their careers with certification courses. For more than 30 years, NEF has offered creative and educational programs for students from grade school to high school and 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. Since its founding, the NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) and NAWIC chapters nationwide have awarded more than $4 million in scholarships to students pursuing construction-related studies.
NAWIC has developed nationally recognized awards programs to celebrate the achievements of women in the industry, as well as supporters of women in the industry. This year marks the 12th annual Crystal Vision and Crystal Achievement Awards. The national campaign for Women in Construction Week is held the first full week of March each year and provides opportunities to celebrate women in construction and to educate the public of their cause. The NAWIC Image, the award winning national bi-monthly magazine showcases the efforts, causes and issues of NAWIC members and the construction industry. It has been the voice of today’s woman in construction for more than 35 years. NAWIC provides education, networking, legislative awareness, industry and community involvement, personal growth and development and lasting friendships. NAWIC is the voice of women in construction.
NAWIC's objectives are:
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.
NAWIC Core Values
Believe in ourselves as women
Persevere with the strength of our convictions
Dare to move into new horizons
As material for the construction of our building,
I pledge the agility of my hands,
the ability of my mind,
and the integrity of my heart.
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