GREENSBORO, NC (March 1, 2016) The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 6-12, 2016. NAWIC’s mission is to enhance the success of women in the construction industry.
“The National Association of Women in Construction is committed to enhancing the success of all women in construction – not just those who are NAWIC members,” says Sandy Field, the immediate past-president of NAWIC. “We accomplish this through educational opportunities, networking, and community/industry service projects. If you are a woman employed in any area of the construction industry, we welcome you to join us!” To learn more, visit www.nawic.org
The focus of WIC Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. WIC Week 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.
“While there are more than one million women employed in the construction industry, women only comprise approximately ten percent of the construction workforce. These women, whether they are administrative specialists, general contractors, subcontractors, trades people, or professionals, are vital elements to the construction process,” says Field. “’Women in Construction Week’ is simply a time set aside to thank those women for all their efforts toward successful construction projects. WIC Week will also bring attention to the industry and encourage others to realize that construction is a viable, profitable career field.”
“North Carolina 811 will be recognizing the women within their organization for their commitment to provide an efficient, affordable communication network service of the highest industry standards to contractors, utilities, and the general public for the purpose of requesting location of buried utilities prior to excavation activities in the interest of promoting job safety and damage prevention,“ says Ann Rushing, NC811-Education Manager. Rushing has been actively involved with the Charlotte chapter of NAWIC since 2014, where she currently serves as the Vice President. NC811-Liaison, Tami Stout is also an active member of the Charlotte chapter.
Since 1978 North Carolina 811 has provided you a fast and easy communications link with your local utility providers. You give us information about your excavation, we transmit the information to the utilities and then they send out locators to mark your underground lines for FREE. So remember, call 811 or 1-800-632-4949 three working days before you plan on digging. Visit www.nc811.org for more information.