Career camp introduces young women to careers in construction

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.

Its mission to support women active in the construction industry.

The San Diego Chapter, chartered on April 30, 1959, is very active and involved in the construction industry and the community.

Each year the chapter participates in a variety of events including educational seminars and conferences, Women in Construction Week (WIC Week), Block Kids (construction awareness program for children in grades K thru 6), CAD/Design/Drafting Contest (High School student activity), Camp NAWIC (a week long program designed to mentor high school girls regarding a career in the construction industry), college scholarships, joint meetings with other San Diego professional organizations and various activities with local charities.

Future Construction Leaders of San Diego, (NAWIC San Diego’s charitable foundation) mission is the advancement of programs focused on educating youth about career opportunities in the construction industry and encouraging them to pursue a career in this field.

Camp NAWIC is coming up on its 11th year June 18-22.

Camp NAWIC provides a supportive and nurturing environment for high school girls to explore and develop basic skills in construction and safety areas such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, landscaping, heavy equipment, surveying, and masonry.

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