Education Resources

The ACE Mentor Program serves high school youth who are exploring careers in Architecture, Construction, or Engineering. The mentors are professionals from leading design and construction firms who volunteer their time and energy.  The program is designed to engage, inform, and challenge youth.

The American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) is dedicated to educating the next generation of building artisans and to preserving the building arts in a manner never before seen in America. Under the direction of our experienced faculty, students have the opportunity to receive a quality liberal arts education while they learn the skills needed to excel in their chosen field.

American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) – Since 1974, the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) has been a leading global advocate of quality construction education that promotes, supports, and accredits quality construction education programs.

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.
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American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has 5 different scholarships available: The Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program; the annual Young Executive Development Program; the annual Globe Awards Program; the annual Roadway Work Zone Safety Awareness Awards Program and the annual ARTBA Student Paper Competition.

Arizona State University Online — Construction Management (MS) – Arizona State University’s Master of Science in construction management degree is designed to meet the growing need for professionals with advanced technical, management and applied research skills in the construction industry.

Offered through the Del E. Webb School of Construction, this online degree program features areas of study in construction management and facility management.

The NAWIC Founders' Scholarship Foundation (NFSF)
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BuildingSkills Program by Paxton/Patterson – BuildingSkills introduces the construction trades to students as they learn if their interest and aptitudes are well-suited to a construction career. This program gives students the opportunity to transfer what they have learned directly to a summer work program or career.

Career One Stop is your source for career exploration, training & jobs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Construction Career Days – Youth are vital to the construction industry. Today’s high school students represent the pool of workers from which the construction industry will recruit its future workforce. Construction Career Days will expose high school students and adults to rewarding and diverse careers in the industry. The events offer students a career option that they otherwise may not have been aware of.  You will need to search online for a CCD near you.

Construction Management Degree – Search 80+ online schools and degrees. Your guide to accredited schools offering a construction management degree.

Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) – CURT offers several opportunities for training and professional development, both online and in the classroom.

Deltek ComputerEase and NAWIC Since 1983, contractors have been using ComputerEase for construction accounting, job costing and project management. The company is dedicated to providing educational resources to the construction industry and is proud to partner with NAWIC to bring a series of educational classes, Construction Accounting University. Many contractors reach a point in their journey when it is beneficial to upgrade to construction-specific accounting methods and tools. As these contractors grow, new software can support them to proactively manage jobs, obtain financial assistance (loans, lines of credit, etc.), maintain a strong cash position, and stay compliant. The on-demand video series is led by John Meibers, Vice President & General Manager of Deltek ComputerEase and industry expert with over 30 years of experience. The classes are designed to guide contractors through the transformation from standard accounting methods to construction accounting methods.

The Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University offers a Master’s degree in Construction Management and a Ph.D. degree in Construction Science.

The Department of Building Science is a part of the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction at Auburn University, which also includes the School of Architecture and the department of Industrial Design. The mission of the Department of Building Science is to create stimulating learning experiences by engaging in the discovery of the techniques and management principles of construction.

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Department of Construction Management at East Carolina University – Provides an educated professional workforce, promote community engagement, and facilitate innovation in construction for the betterment of society.  Our goals are to prepare students for success, create future leaders in society, build construction knowledge in service to the profession and public, promote a sustainable environment for the safety and welfare of people, and foster and sustain a collegial environment where learning and sharing of ideas can occur. – ​This website is the first-of-its-kind resource dedicated solely to providing information on vocational training programs, apprenticeships, state and jurisdiction licensing laws, and career opportunities– all in one place.

Engineergirl is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. The website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and grew out of the work of the NAE Committee on the Diversity of the Engineering Workforce.

Helmets to Hard Hats – A fast way for 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 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.
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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.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. Through OCW, educators improve courses and curricula, making their schools more effective; students find additional resources to help them succeed; and independent learners enrich their lives and use the content to tackle some of our world’s most difficult challenges, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.

Masters in Data Science
Considering a career in data science? Wondering what exactly that entails? Data scientists work in every industry – from the Defense Department to Internet start-ups to financial institutions – and tackle big data projects on every level.

NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) – Since its inception, NEF has focused on construction education and offers a number of certification programs (CBT, CDS, & CIT). In addition, the Foundation has developed several programs and competitions (CAD/Design/Drafting, Block Kids, etc.) created to foster and promote construction as a viable career choice among students from grade school to high school level.

"NAWIC is a group of bad-ass women that support each other!" - Stephany Connelly, Covenant Solar and Roofing
Y'all I don't ever join associations but NAWIC, what can I say it is just worth it!

National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) – NCCER offers curricula in over 70 different craft areas and more than 80 different assessments. When you successfully complete training, assessments and/or performance verifications through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor or Assessment Center, NCCER’s Registry System records your completions and issues the appropriate credentials. It is these portable, industry-recognized credentials that many industry leaders look for when making employment decisions.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Not Sure What Career to go into? The Occupational Outlook Handbook has many ways to find career information.

Rosie’s Girls – Sponsored by Vermont Works for Women – The Rosie’s Girls® Summer Program is a three week camp for early adolescent girls that encourages participants to develop and strengthen their capacities and confidence and helps them expand their perception of the range of educational and career options that are attainable. Using a unique, holistic approach, Rosie’s Girls combines hands-on instruction in the skilled trades with a broad array of other activities explicitly designed to encourage girls to develop their own strength, power and confidence in an atmosphere that is fun, supportive, and positive.

Small Business Administration Online Courses – Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Vocational Rehabilitation Center – Florida, and most other states, has a Vocational Rehabilitation Center that will test women (and men) who are downsized or changing careers.  They offer career testing and programs to enable the person to enter a new career.

YWCA – is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.​