Training Opportunities


American Institute of Constructors (AIC)

The AIC Constructor Certification Commission knows you are committed to serving the construction industry in a professional and ethical manner. Constructor Certification exams are given every November and April.
American Institute of Constructors (AIC) -
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Apprenticeship Opportunities

Listing of apprenticeship opportunities compiled by the NAWIC office.
Apprenticeship Opportunities


Helmets to Hard Hats

A fast way fom Military, Reservists, & Guardsmen to transition from active duty to a career in the construction industry.


Independent Women's Forum

Located in Arlington, VA, is a non-partisan, non-political company that offers training for women seeking new careers.


Lorman Continuing Education - NAWIC Members Only

NAWIC partners with Lorman Education Services to provide cost-effective training opportunities that meet the needs, enhance the skills, restore knowledge, and build competencies of our members.

Lorman Educational Services


McKinsey Company

Offers training for women changing their lives and returning to the workforce.  They also offer part-time employment while they are being trained.


NAWIC Education Foundation - NEF

Since its inception, NEF has focused on construction education and offers a number of certification programs (CIT, CCA & CDA) in partnership with Clemson University.  In addition, the Foundation has developed several programs and competitions (CAD Camp, Block Kids) created to foster and promote construction as a viable career choice among students from grade school to high school level.


National Center for Construction Education & Research - NCCER

NCCER offers Construction Management Academies for project supervisors, project managers, and safety professionals. It also offers a leadership academy for women. Held at Clemson University, these academies have delivered quality management education for years and have graduated over 3,000 students.


Small Business Administration Online Courses


Virginia Masonry Association

The Apprenticeship Program, at the Virginia Masonry Association, provides its students with the knowledge and experience that is fundamental for a career in masonry anywhere in the United States. Masonry offers pride in building a structure with your own hands that will stand the test of time.





The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more.