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Block Kids Building Competition is a National building competition that is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters and other organizations.
The award-winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create awareness and promote careers in the industry.
The NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) assists in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education. The construction industry encompasses almost every professional discipline, including trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, insurance, and business owner.
The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. 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. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities.
The Design Drafting Competition is a contest designed for Senior High School and College level students. The contest provides recognition to students for creative design, successful problem solving and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings.
Entries are evaluated for detail, accuracy and originality of work. Objectives of the contest are to introduce the student to the construction industry in a positive and challenging manner, while fostering a sense of self-worth and building confidence.
The Membership Committee is one of the most vital committees in our Association. Our Bylaws state, “The Membership Committee shall be responsible for devising ways to increase and maintain membership in the Association”. The Chapter level is most important as it has the most direct personal contact with the members.
The membership committee is focused on recruiting new members, retaining current members, and participating in the growth and development of chapter members.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION
The Professional Development and Education (PD&E) committee is responsible for supporting the development of chapter members. Their purpose is to obtain and develop programs and construction related projects in order to educate members about different areas of the construction industry.
Through meetings, industry relationships, webinars, ect. the PD&E committee will promote professional and personal growth of our members and educate the community about NAWIC .
This committee’s goals are to help our chapters attract, retain, and bring value to the women who are new to NAWIC and/or the construction industry. We want to bridge the gap between seasoned members and new members by providing a mentoring program, articles, event ideas, and other resources. Our Emerging Professionals will benefit from learning and gaining guidance from existing NAWIC members. Likewise, the Emerging Professionals have a wealth of experiences, ideas, and abilities which will benefit our organization as a whole. We want this group to be inclusive, as it will take all of us to support and engage our Emerging Professionals and help build the best possible future for NAWIC.
The Marketing Committee shall be responsible for conducting (in conjunction with Membership committee), monthly interactive opportunities to share best practices for publicizing NAWIC at all levels – Nationally, Regionally, and Locally. The goal of this committee is to unite NAWIC in a common vision so it can operate in a focused, strategic manner.
The marketing/social media chair will keep the chapter website updated with the latest events and news, while publishing information on social media to raise awareness for NAWIC.
OSHA and NAWIC work together to provide NAWIC members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by reducing and preventing exposure to ergonomic hazards, sanitation hazards, and issues related to personal protective equipment selection in the industry, with the focus on a subset of construction workers with unique needs.
Committee members will focus on providing educational tools and resources for chapter members.