Mentorship & Leadership-building Opportunities


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. www.acementor.org


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. www.buildingartscollege.us/


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. www.acce-hq.org


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) - www.aicnet.org


Certified Professional Constructor - www.constructorcertification.org


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. www.artba.org/foundation/


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. www.paxtonpatterson.com/construction-education.aspx


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


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. www.constructionmanagementdegree.com/


Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) - CURT offers several opportunities for training and professional development, both online and in the classroom. www.curt.org/Training.aspx


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. archone.tamu.edu/cosc/


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. cadc.auburn.edu/construction


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. www.ecu.edu/cs-cet/construction/index.cfm


Engineer girl 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. www.engineergirl.org


Helmets to Hard Hats - A fast way for Military, Reservists, & Guardsmen to transition from active duty to a career in the construction industry. www.helmetstohardhats.org/


Independent Women's Forum - Located in Arlington, VA, is a non-partisan, non-political company that offers training for women seeking new careers. www.iwf.org


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.

M.A.G.I.C. Camp - Mentoring a Girl in Construction - A free, one-week day camp designed to introduce high school girls to exciting careers in construction. www.mentoringagirlinconstruction.com/


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. www.mckinsey.com/


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. ocw.mit.edu/index.html


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. www.nccer.org/training-and-certifications


Occupational Outlook Handbook - Not Sure What Career to go into? The Occupational Outlook Handbook has many ways to find career information.www.bls.gov/ooh/


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. www.vtworksforwomen.org/rosiesgirls/


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. sba.gov/services/training/onlinecourses/index.html


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. www.rehabworks.org


YWCA - is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. www.ywca.org