Welcome to NAWIC

The National Association of Women in Construction is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1955, that promotes the advancement and growth of women in the construction industry through education, support, and community involvement. Members of NAWIC include business owners, office managers, subcontractors, lawyers, realtors, surveyors, insurance and bonding companies, and accountants, and are employed in all types of construction trades. Please explore our website to learn more about the Salem, Oregon chapter of NAWIC.

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Benefits of NAWIC

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Benefits of Local Membership

  • Networking opportunities with local businesses, other organizations, and community leaders.
  • Involvement with partnering organization’s events and resources, including the Salem Contractors Exchange.
  • Career and educational programs, including numerous opportunities to obtain continuing education credits, free of charge.
  • Frequent tours and presentations relating to local projects, providing members behind-the-scenes access to some of the biggest and most relevant construction projects in the area.
  • Support, encouragement, and resources from other members who are involved in similar fields of work.
  • Outreach to students and local community through Construction Career Days, and scholarship and educational programs.

Construction Career Days

The Willamette Valley Construction Career Day is an annual event that the Salem NAWIC Chapter has organized and hosted since 2003. During the event, over 600 high school students in the Willamette Valley are given the opportunity to receive hands-on exposure to a myriad of potential career paths in the construction industry. This event is divided into three informational areas:

Heavy Equipment—students are able to operate heavy equipment;

Hands-On Activities—students can participate in various hands-on activities, including framing, carpentry, glass cutting, masonry, and many others; and

Informational—local educational programs and industry associations will be handing out information about their programs and services to youth that might be interested in the industry.

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