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NEF-EDU NAWIC Education Foundation

NEF-EDU, The NAWIC Education Foundation was established in 1972 by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).  NEF is an IRS 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and is governed by a Board of Trustees.

Create Design Build  is a team project that promotes construction industry awareness and designed for grades 8-12 but especially perfect for 9th and 10th grade students.

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NEF is recognized as a quality education provider by ACCE, American Council for Construction Education

Your Support Is Educating Others

NEF is solely supported by sponsorships and donations.  Your financial support educates others through various programs and construction industry education courses.  Fund raising is also done by NEF Fund Raising Liaisons at a regional and chapter level.

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Never stop learning with NEF’s expanding adult education course selection. Each course with its own meaningful purpose.

Whether you aspire to be an accounts payable clerk or a full charge bookkeeper, you will understand how to perform your job by learning about the whole system of bookkeeping.

A advanced six-part self study course in construction terminology, procedures and processes. Participants receive a Certified Construction Associate certificate after successfully passing all six exams.

A comprehensive understanding of the project’s construction documents is necessary to prepare an estimate for submitting a bid and to prepare a project schedule for controlling costs after the contract is awarded.

This comprehensive introductory look at the construction industry will prepare the participant for further training and educational opportunities needed in the various construction career pathways.

The CIT represents an overview of the construction industry and its processes. Lessons to be covered include such subjects as type of construction, forms of business ownership, contractual arrangements, contract documents, and the construction process.

Learn about various types of estimates and the skills of an estimator. Learn a step-by-step approach in preparing project schedules utilizing the critical path method and precedence schedules.

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The NAWIC Education Foundation has developed several programs and competitions created to foster and promote construction as a viable career choice among students from grade school to high school level.

block kids building competition

The competition is open to all elementary school children in grades K-6 and involves the construction of various structures with interlocking blocks and three of the following additional items: A small rock, string, foil and poster board.

We Love our students, And They Love Us.

We are fully dedicated to students. When you buy a course, there is no need to worry about customer support. With over 2,000 students and counting, you cannot go wrong with NEF. Check out what our users are saying about NEF!

“As a result, I have become the ‘go to’ person at my company for contract review.”

I credit much of the knowledge that I have gained through Construction Industry Technician (CIT) course and other educational programs offered by the NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF)
as the reason I was promoted from receptionist to contracts administrator.– Pat Peachey

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