National Association of Women in Construction – Chapter #194

Watch & Listen to Our Panel Discussion on Workforce Shortage

Thank you to our panelist Rita Brown, BCC+ President & CEO Heather Smith, Michigan Concrete Association Director of Engineering – Private Markets Karen Ingle, GVSU Facilities Planning Project Manager Ken Bertolini, Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Assoc. Director of Work Force Development

Panel Discussion: Encouraging Women to consider construction as a career

One of the largest issues facing the construction industry today is a shortage in the workforce.  General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Architectural Firms and Engineering Firms alike are all facing a shortage of skilled and experienced workers.  The construction industry employs a large spectrum of workers, yet there still seem to be…
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The 62nd Annual Meeting and Education Conference was held August 16 to 19, 2017 in Anaheim, California. We had three members of our chapter who attended, Tammy Clark, Carrie Jones, and Heidi Blanck. The keynote speaker was Aimee Cohen, the author of WOMAN UP! Overcome the 7 Deadly Sins that…
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2017 NAWIC Michigan Statewide Meeting

Join us in Battle Creek for the 2017 NAWIC Statewide Meeting.  Every year the Michigan chapters of NAWIC host a joint event for members and guests from across our great state.  The Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Chapter are our event hosts this year.  Follow the links below for event information and to…
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Networking Lunch

August 9th, we will be meeting at Luna Restaurant in Downtown Grand Rapids for a Networking Lunch.  We have reserved a semi-private space for us to network over great food.  We encourage you to bring a guest to meet members in an informal setting. Check out Luna’s Website for menus…
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July Meeting-Strategic Planning 2017-2018

Its that time of year, Strategic Planning time.  As a group we make an assessment of the previous NAWIC year and make plans and changes for the upcoming year. In the past this meeting has been very productive in helping to steer the association in a direction to better serve…
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June Membership Meeting

Have you visited Grand Rapids during Art Prize?  If you have you been to Art Prize or even just read an article about Art Prize you may have heard of or seen projects from SiTE:LAB.  SiTE:LAB is a group of artists who partner with local organizations, such as Habitat for…
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2017 NAWIC Golf Classic

Friday, June 16, 2017 from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM Please join the Grand Rapids NAWIC Chapter for a day on the greens! Proceeds from this outing go to support the NAWIC Grand Rapids’ Scholarship fund. This fund provides scholarships to individuals seeking a career in the construction industry. There…
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2017 Scholarship

The NAWIC Scholarship Program is an effort to assist students financially while in college. Students in good standing entering into the construction field can apply for financial assistance by completing the application and interview process. The construction field includes engineering, construction management, architecture, and special trades. Applications for the National…
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May Meeting

Have you ever looked at a “Blueprint” and wondered what all of the information meant? Erin Caszatt, a Structural Steel Detailer at Soils and Structures, will guide us through the basics of Blueprint reading.  Erin has 15 years of experience in using Structural and Architectural Design Drawings, aka “Blueprints” to…
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