Professional Development & 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 .
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.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
We recognize the need to create, support and sustain an inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our members. The goal of our DE&I committee is to foster a place of peace, safety and support; surrounded by openness and inclusivity in which members have space to grow, dream and simply be.
In this spirit, we aim to serve members through the pillars of: Communication, Education, and Recruitment/Retainment. We also aim to be a leader and resource for the construction industry in promoting DE&I initiatives and resources.
The purpose of our Industry Partners committee is to communicate and build relationships with other local organizations, as well as act as a liaison for universities, tech schools, and colleges. The Industry Partners committee keeps groups up to date on the activities, resources, and scholarships available through our chapter.
Marketing & PR
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 committee also keeps keep the chapter social media pages updated with the latest events and news, while publishing information 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.
The purpose of the Sponsorship Committee is to manage corporate sponsorships for the chapter. The committee assists in designing sponsorship packages, tracking sponsor information, and ensuring that sponsors receive the benefits included in their sponsorship package.
Sponsorship funds are vital to supporting and improving chapter operations, special events, programs like Block Kids and CAD competition, and training and educational resources.
On top of regular monthly membership meetings, our NAWIC chapter often hosts meetings or activities for special events. The first being Women in Construction (WIC) Week. The focus of 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.
Beyond WIC Week, our chapter also hosts special events for our chapter anniversary, heart health month, and the holidays.
The Technology Committee is responsible for keeping chapter technology, systems, and information up to date. As technology is always changing and improving, the Technology Committee is responsible for managing the chapter website, which includes making improvements as needed and ensuring information listed is current. The committee also makes recommendations on software tools for the chapter, such as payment systems, email hosting, and cloud storage.
The chapter has very little technology hardware to maintain, however the Technology Committee is also responsible for that maintenance and making recommendations for additional hardware as needed.
NAWIC has several special programs with the purpose of engaging the youth in activities promoting careers in construction.
The first of those programs is Block Kids. The 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 second of those programs is the Design Drafting Competition. 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.