NABWIC collaborates with Universities to place students in construction and construction related industries jobs for a fixed or limited period of time. It helps students enhance or determine their interest in careers, create a network of contacts or gain school credit. It provides real world experience to those looking to explore or gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter into construction and related construction career. NABWIC creates connections with companies that will expose students to all aspects of construction and related construction industries and provide them with valuable job experiences to complement their academic studies.
Student ChaptersThe student chapter of the National Association of Black Women in Construction has been established to raise awareness of, not only women in the construction industry, but specifically African American women in the construction industry. With the purpose of targeting young women during their matriculation, the
intention of the student chapter of the National Association of Black Women in Construction is to provide students with service including but not limited to: moral and community pride, tutelage, scholarship, internships and networking. Members of the student organization of the National Association of Black Women in Construction are indebted to providing the future generations of young African American women ascending after them with the same tools and benefits bestowed upon them by the National Association of Black Women in Construction. It provides a structured foundation for young girls and women that assist in creating opportunities. It will encourage and enhance educational opportunities for black women interested in construction careers. Participants utilizing this platform gain access to career day, industry day, classes, volunteering, scholarships and sponsorships.
Aretha Fung-A-Wing is the Student Chapter Chair for NABWIC and a current student at Florida Internal University, Miami, Florida.
Featured Member: NABWIC Recording Secretary and board member, Victoria Hopps.
Victoria Hopps is the President of Hopps Construction Services Inc. and has been serving our local community with great services for over a decade. This includes services to Airports, Housing Authorities, etc., just to name a few.
In addition to a growing construction enterprise which has provided lengthy assignments and projects to help hire and retain employees, Hopps is also the chair of a new non-profit that facilitates homes for those in need. Hopps Affordable Housing Corp is a new 501©(3) that will bring dignity, respect, and trust to neighborhoods and will eventually increase neighborhood property values.
To learn more, visit her website at Hopps Construction Services Inc.