Wichita Nawic Chapter to Host Women in Construction Events

Feb 19, 2010

Wichita Nawic ChapterThe Greater Wichita Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction will host a series of events March 7-13 in honor of the group’s Women in Construction Week.

The organization will hold a reception March 7 at the Wichita Area Builders Association. Rich Kerschen, president of The Law Co., will speak at the event about the importance of NAWIC within the local construction industry.

NAWIC also will hold a “mentor a teen” event March 10 at the Wichita Children’s Home and participate in the Alternative Career Fair on March 11 at Metro Midtown High School.

The Law Co.’s Rhonda Richardson, president of NAWIC’s Wichita chapter, says the group this year is trying to increase its profile to generate more interest in the organization.

NAWIC is based in Fort Worth and has 5,500 members in 160 chapters across the country. The group has 27 members in Wichita. They represent 22 companies in the metro area.

“Construction presents one of the few growing, well-paying careers in the United States that hires from high school graduates to Ph.D.s,” Richardson says. “Women can build a career in the construction industry and advance by continuing their education.”

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By Chris Moon
Wichita Business Journal