Why Join NAWIC - Granite State Chapter #218?
There are many benefits to joining the National Association of Women in Construction. Read the top 5 reasons to join below! If you would like to meet us and see what we are all about, you're more than welcome to join us at any of our monthly meetings. Not quite a Woman in Construction, but would like to investigate further, we encourage you to reach out to us!
The Value of a NAWIC Membership
As an employer, you have basic needs that must be met for your business to remain competitive. You must have dedicated, multi-skilled employees, increased productivity and company recognition.
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.
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. The benefits listed below are just a few of the reasons NAWIC membership can add value to your construction-related career.
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 and National Conferences 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.
Industry Education Opportunities:
NAWIC's commitment to education and skilled training can be seen in a variety of areas. Since 1972, NAWIC's Education Foundation (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, Create-Build-Design and the Design Drafting competitive programs introduce students to careers and opportunities in construction.
NEF's Adult Certification programs include: Construction Bookkeeping Technician (CBT), Construction Document Specialist (CDS), Construction Industry Specialist (CIS), Construction Industry Technician (CIT), and Estimating and Scheduling Practitioner (ESP). All are available as on-line courses, too!
Scholarship Opportunities through NAWIC's Founders' Scholarship Fund (NFSF)
NAWIC Today Magazine
Your NAWIC membership will include a subscription to the Association's award-winning bimonthly magazine, NAWIC Today. For more than 30 years, NAWIC Today has showcased the efforts, causes and issues of its members and the construction industry. Featured departments of the magazine include Association News, Briefs, Business World and Work Force. You can find out more at nawic.org
Spring Forum, Fall Conference and Annual Conference:
Each Spring, the 8 regions of NAWIC hold Forums where members attend seminars and network with other members from their geographic areas. The Northeast Region Spring Forum will be in Washington, DC, May 5 - 6, 2023.
On a larger scale, each August NAWIC offers one of the best buys in construction through its Annual Conference. Members attend educational seminars, meet inspirational speakers, and develop skills through workshops that recharge careers. Annual Conferences are set against the backdrop of exciting locations such as Atlanta, Reno, Anchorage, Nashville and New York City. Annual Conference 2023 will bring us to Portland, Oregon
Become a NAWIC member today and join us at our regional and national conferences to network with other women in construction and learn more about the industry.
Granite State Chapter #218 will hold its Block Kids competition in collaboration with the Milford, New Hampshire school system. The date is To Be Determined!