Value of Membership
The Value of a NAWIC Membership
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All About NAWIC
For more than 55 years, NAWIC has helped women take advantage of the opportunities in construction. Whether you want to embark on a new career, establish a networking base, be a mentor/mentee, make a difference in your community, continue your education, or invest in great friendships, NAWIC offers a variety of opportunities — large and small. Savvy NAWIC members, business owners and managers can expect value from their investment in NAWIC. NAWIC membership affords many opportunities.
The professional benefits available through NAWIC are endless. • Industry speakers • Legislative / legal updates • Career / job leads • Mentoring opportunities • Education of youth and support through scholarships • Connection with other women in the industry • Technical / product information • Community outreach projects • Liaison with other industry and professional associations
Education is highly valued within NAWIC. Opportunities for your educational advancement include: • Leadership development • Association magazine subscription • Development of management and public speaking skills • Speakers and seminars at national and regional events • Employee recruitment • Marketing / advertising opportunities for your company • Access to a national and local resource network • Discounts on goods and services • 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 • Assistance in plotting career path
NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) professional certifications: - Certified Construction Associate (CCA) - Construction Document Specialist (CDS) - Construction Industry Technician (CIT) . . . and more
Profitable business opportunities are available through NAWIC. • Employee recruitment • Marketing / advertising opportunities for your company • Access to a national and local resource network • Discounts on goods and services
Active: Shall be open to women who are actively employed in the construction industry a minimum of an average of twenty (20) hours per week per month. Employment is defined as receiving compensation for service in an approved employment category and in which the majority of her job responsibility, in that approved employment category, is construction related. Each eligible Active Chapter Member shall be entitled to vote and hold office and shall be a member of Nation and an affiliated Chapter.
Corporate: This is a transferable membership. This membership is open to companies that wish to designate a women employee, who would otherwise meet the criteria for Active Membership, to represent the company. The company holding the membership may change its designated representative at any time. The company must buy one corporate chapter membership for each representative. Each eligible Corporate Member shall be entitled to vote, to hold office and shall be a member of National and an affiliated Chapter.
Associate: Shall be open to women who do not qualify for active membership. Associate members shall have no vote and are not eligible to hold office. Associate Members shall be a member of National and an affiliated Chapter.
Student: Shall be open to women students enrolled in construction-related programs at institutions of higher education, vocational training programs and apprenticeship programs. Student Membership is non-transferable, and Student Members shall have no vote or hold office. They shall be a member of National and an affiliated Chapter.
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Retired: Shall be open to women who are retired and are at least 62 years of age. Retired members do not qualify for Active Membership, do not have to be members of a chapter, and will be a member of National. Retired members shall have no vote and are not eligible to hold office but may serve on chapter appointed committees.
AT-LARGE MEMBERSHIPS (These types of memberships are mostly used if you live far away from a local chapter, but still want to be involved Regionally.)
At-Large: Shall be open to women meeting all the criteria for Active Membership but not belonging to an affiliated Chapter of the Association. Members at-large shall be entitled to participate in all of the activities of the region in which they reside. Members at-large shall be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting/Convention of the Association, at which time their vote will have a one-tenth (1/10) value of a Chapter Delegate vote. Members at-large cannot hold office or serve on the NAWIC Board of Directors.
Student: Shall be open to women students meeting all the criteria for Student Members but not belonging to an affiliated Chapter of the Association. Students at Large shall be entitled to participate in all of the activities of the region in which they reside. They shall have no vote or hold office.
International: Shall be open to women who are actively employed in the construction industry in countries outside of the United States. International Members shall neither vote nor hold office.