Start planning to attend the 2020 NAWIC Annual Conference in Houston, Texas. This year is one you will not want to miss! Registration is now open, and those who register early can take advantage of special "Early Bird" registration rates!
On Tuesday, August 11, NEF will be offering Construction Industry Technician (CIT) Course & Testing! Purchase NEF's Construction Industry Technician (CIT) textbook and test, then take your exam during NAWIC's 2020 Annual Conference.
NEF is offering their CIT program including exam for $180.00 plus shipping and handling. Visit NEF's Digital Bookstore for purchase details.
Again, this year, a webinar and course review session is included prior to taking the exam at Annual Conference.
NAWIC is at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas this week and has partnered with CONEXPO-CON/AGG and Women of Asphalt (WofA) to host the following events:
Genders on the Jobsite Breakfast (Wednesday, March 11, from 9 – 10:30 a.m.): Join us for a continental breakfast as we explore how women experience job site opportunities and challenges. Whatever your pronoun, the discussion will explore how everyone has a role in keeping job sites productive and safe for all workers. Expect a candid interview dialogue between national diversity advocate Vicki O’Leary and documentary film maker Lorien Barlow.
Ask the Influencers — Panel Discussion & Meetup with Instagram’s Most Popular Construction Minds (Wednesday, March 11, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.): This panel discussion and networking event will feature Missy Scherber of T. Scherber Demolition & Excavating, Aaron Witt of BuildWitt, Keaton Turner of Turner Mining Group, and Stacey Tompkins of Tompkins Excavating, plus numerous other influencers in attendance. The panel will answer your most pressing questions on using social media to recruit new hires, developing your corporate values and culture, taking your marketing to the next level, and the changing face of the construction industry.
Widening Your Workforce Executive Lunch Forum (Friday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m): This session will feature a female executive panel offering insights on how to open the door to a wider workforce base. The moderator will engage the audience through brief interactive peer to peer discussions, as well as questions for the panelists and idea sharing as we explore how we make our culture match the needs and wants of our changing workforce.
Come see us at Booth GL10982
, and get your tickets for the amazing events above here
Our partner, Dovetail Workwear, has graciously offered a $150 giftcard for us to use in a giveaway for our members. For more insight into the Dovetail brand, check out our gear review in the upcoming issue of NAWIC Today!
We look forward to seeing your submissions!
*Since WIC Week was so busy for everyone, we've extended the deadline for this contest. Entries now due March 30th*
Our partner, Dovetail Workwear, has increased the discount they offer NAWIC members. Rather than $15 off only your first order, you can now get 20% off any order!
Use code NAWIC20 to save!
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