WIC WEEK 2019 EVENTS
"To enhance the success of women in the construction industry."
On Thursday March 7, 2019, we will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week with our annual fundraiser party.
This fundraiser is the primary means of support for Camp NAWIC. Camp NAWIC is a week long day camp designed to introduce high school girls to the variety of careers available in the construction industry. For the second year, Chicago Metro partnered with the Joliet Township High Schools. 16 young women joined us for the week. NAWIC members served as chaperones and many of our member companies hosted the campers.
The week included a visit to True North Consulting to learn about soil engineering, touring jobsites with Walsh Construction and having lunch with the construction attorneys at Laurie & Brennan. The girls also learned how wallboard is made at the USG plant and had a hand on lesson in both making and repairing holes in drywall. They read blueprints and did basic estimating with Turner Construction and finished the week at Ozinga where they visited the high – tech dispatch center and made some concrete!
They also received a safety briefing and PPD from Brittany Long with Blinderman Construction. The campers received swag bags filled with goodies, t-shirts and a group picture.
The generous support of our sponsors pays for transportation, t-shirts and food and ensures the camp is free to attend.
In order to keep this camp free, we need YOUR support in our fundraising efforts. We were so fortunate for all of the generous companies who sponsored our camp last year and hope to put on an even better camp this year!
When: Thursday, March 7th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: 149 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Benefit: Support for a free week long Camp to introduce high school girls to the many career opportunities in construction.
Special shout out to all of our sponsors last year who made CAMP NAWIC 2018 a huge success!
As part of celebrating WIC Week 2019 Chicago Metro is again exhibiting at the ASA Construction Expo and Safety Conference.
This is a great opportunity to network with Sub-Contractors, Suppliers and some of the most prestigious GC’s in the Chicago land area.
Be sure to stop by our NAWIC Chicago booth where attendees will have the chance to speak with our current chapter members and showcase what NAWIC has to offer!
When: Tuesday, March 5th 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace
Benefit: Networking and Getting the NAWIC message out
Special shout out to our very own member, Cindy Dekker, for sponsoring our Chicago Metro Chapter Volunteers for this event!