Congratulations to our incoming NAWIC Board for 2015-2016. Thank you for stepping up and filling the leadership roles of this important organization!
NH Construction Career Days was a huge success again this year! We had 1,070 students attend from 43 high schools. These students were able to try carpentry, welding, plumbing, heavy equipment operation, engineering, robotics and much more! Numerous post secondary schools and apprenticeship programs were in attendance as exhibitors handing out great information on their construction related programs to prospective students. This was our 7th year running the event, which was started by our very own Grantie State #218 Chapter President and regional NAWIC President Catherine Schoenenberger. The event was held at the New Boston Youth Center for the 2nd year in a row. We received many compliments on how well the event was run and how much there was to offer to students. Please go to our NHCCD website to read more about the sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers who made it all happen! Thanks to the participating schools and we look forward to planning another great event next year! To see more photos, go to the NHCCD website or our facebook page.
Building Pathways NH is starting another fantastic training cycle for WOMEN ONLY! This fantastic program provides 5 weeks of hands-on training in union trades such as carpentry, electrical, pipe fitting, plumbing and more. At the end of the training, qualified graduates will be placed in a union apprenticeship for a full-time job!
WANT TO LEARN MORE? There will be five (5) info sessions about the class, starting September 17th. This year, the info sessions will be in Manchester, Hooksett, Concord, Nashua and Dover, in hopes of making the program more accessible to women.
Classes will run M - F, 7 - 3:30, from Nov 9 through Dec 11.
Please contact Liz Skidmore for more information or if you would like her to come speak to a group of potential students (or service providers) about the program:
Carpenters Local 118
PO Box 1097 /146 Lowell St
Manchester, NH 03105
At the Annual NH Public Works Association Meeting held on May 12th Rick Merson, President of the New England Chapter of American Public Works Association (APWA), was in attendance and recognized Catherine Schoenenberger as recipient of the Diversity Exemplary Practices Award. This national award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity. Catherine increased Public Works awareness to our female colleagues, as well as young professionals. CONGRATULATIONS, CATHERINE!
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