The Connection
October 21, 2020
Association News

Thinking of running for a position as a NAWIC National Officer or Region Director?

Download the Candidate application here.
All applications must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2021.

WIC Week 2021 (March 7-13, 2021) will be here before we know it! Get your planning off the ground with this year's posters and pins, which are ready to order. 

We can't wait to meet all your WIC Week partner companies and see all the amazing activities you have in store!

Stay up to date by following the WIC Week Committee on social media (@NAWICWICWeek), and get all the forms and information you need on the WIC Week webpage.

It has come to our attention that several people have received spam emails proclaiming to be from NAWIC chapter presidents, so we'd like to remind everyone of some important email safety practices:

  • Always check the email address of the sender
  • Never click on email links if you are uncertain of the email's origin
  • Beware of requests for you to purchase something (gift cards have been a popular one lately with spammers) or complete/assist with a task "urgently"
  • When in doubt, follow up with the person directly and ask if they sent you the email/request in question

Stay safe in the virtual world!

We've partnered with Girls Garage in their mission to equip a community of fearless girls who are building the world they want to see. This month, you can win an autographed copy of Girls Garage: How to Use Any Tool, Tackle Any Project, and Build the World You Want to See, by Girls Garage Founder, Emily Pelloton.

All you need to do is:

Find Girls Garage on social media!

Email NAWIC Communications Manager, Amber Swinford, at and tell her:

  • What project will YOU tackle with your copy of Girls Garage?
  • What is your favorite tool and why?

We are LOVING your entries so far, and we can't wait to see more!

Deadline to enter is: OCTOBER 31, 2020!

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Northern Michigan University
Education / Training

Join NAWIC PD&E Committee and ECS on Thursday, November 12 (11 AM-12 PM CST) for "Selecting the Correct Foundation System"

Attendees will learn selection criteria for a foundation systems, types of foundation systems and the differences and comparison of the different foundation systems.
(AIA 1 LU; PDH 1 Credit)


NAWIC Benefits Spotlight

With today’s entirely virtual world rapidly becoming the new normal, it's more important than ever to embrace online learning and refine your skill set.

Attending Autodesk University (November 17th-20th) will enable you with the tools and knowledge to advance your career, discover the new possible in construction, and provide insight into the job roles of the future. 

The best part? This year, there is no cost to attend Autodesk University! Simply register to participate and secure your spot.

Autodesk promises you’ll walk away with new skills, ideas, and a deeper understanding of the future of construction.

Industry Update
Industry leaders say that eliminating bigoted actions and attitudes is the right thing to do, but they also say it will boost contractors' profits. Here are five reasons why.
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