Thanks to all the NAWIC volunteers who helped make this years NH Construction Career Days a success! We had nearly 1,000 students attend our event on Thursday and Friday and 70 exhibitors! Students had an opportunity to try out carpentry, welding, plumbing, electrical, heavy equipment operation, civil engineering, tree climbing, truck driving and much MUCH more! It was a ton of fun and we appreciate all the support from our volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors. If you missed out on the event this year, be sure to sign up as a volunteer next year because it's something you don't want to miss.
NH's governor Maggie Hassan even visited on Friday and had an opportunity to see first hand how beneficial this event is to all the high school students who attended.
For more info on the AWESOME event go to www.nhccd.weebly.com!
Thank you to all who attended the Jet Cars Under the Stars event at the New England Dragway on August 9th. The 50/50 raffle is our biggest fundraiser and the winner took home a nice chunk of change! Thanks again to all the volunteers and attendees for making this such a successful fundraiser for our group!
Congratulations to Catherine Schoenenberger for being voted in as the new NAWIC REGION 14 DIRECTOR and most recently the National NAWIC Member of the Year! We could not be more proud of this amazing Granite State Chapter Past President who has mentored us all in one way or another.
Catherine who became a NAWIC member in 2008, generously donates her time, energy and leadership to so many non-profit organizations. Her passion for construction and public works is evident in all that she does! She is currently Region 14's Chair of the PR & Marketing Committee and also chairs the National Diversity Committee for the American Public Works Association! She is the President-Elect for the NH Public Works Association and owns her own company (Stay Safe Traffic Products, Inc.) as a leading supplier of traffic control and safety products throughout New England.
She founded New Hampshire Construction Career Days in 2009, which has allowed over 3,700 students to experience careers in transportation and construction through hands on exhibits and activities. This woman does not stop! Her leadership, enthusiasm and positive attitude are truly infectious! If you don't know her....you should! She's one of those people that inspires you to be a better person. The Granite State Chapter could not be more proud of Catherine! Way to go - we love you!
Congratulations to Elaine Hamel of Girls at Work, Inc. for being recognized as one of New Hampshire's 2014 Remarkable Women by NH Magazine!!! Please CLICK HERE to read the full article on how Elaine empowers young girls at-risk to gain more confidence through the use of power tools. You can also read about the other 19 remarkable women as well! Way to go Elaine we love what you do and agree that you are "REMARKABLE"!!!
I'm excited to say that I was nominated and selected as one of WZID's 20 Outstanding Women in NH for 2014. Our current president, Patricia Stagno, won this award last year so it's pretty neat that a 2nd Granite State Chapter member was selected.
I'm being recognized for my involvement with several schools where I teach students about careers in engineering, at the high school level, and all about construction and public works, at middle and elementary school levels. I combine this educational aspect with touch-a-truck events during Public Works Week and over the summer at the Goffstown library and schools. I've even been to my sons preschool to talk all about construction and public works to the children there as my feeling is your never to young to learn about construction!
Lastly, I am the Exhibitor Coordinator, for an amazing event called NH Construction Career Days which is held annually for over 1,000 high school students across NH. This event allows students the chance to try hands-on activities and learn about construction and transportation related careers. We offer welding, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, engineering, logging, tree climbing, surveying, plowing, truck driving, heavy equipment operation and more! We also team up with several colleges and apprenticeship programs so students are aware of their options after high school. I encourage you to check out our website at www.nhccd.weebly.com. We are always looking for sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers to help with this fantastic event!
NH Granite State Chapter #218 welcomes Tara Lee as our newest member! Tara is the Business Development Director for Binnacle Industrial Contractors, Inc. out of Newmarket, NH. Please check out her bio page under our Members sections!
NH Granite State Chapter #218 welcomes Beth Hamilton as our newest member! Beth is the Training Program Manager for the Technology Transfer Center (based out of University of New Hampshire). Please check back in the next few weeks for a new bio on Beth under our Members sections!
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