AWCWA Building Bridges of Awareness: Advocating for Women and Minority Rights. Doing Workforce Development and Workplace Compliance!

Association of Women Construction Workers of America, Inc.     AWCWA CELEBRATING 10 YEARS!

Laura Holder-Gibbs
Principal

Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical

Education Center

www.nassauboces.org

Foundation History

​​Ghenya B. Grant, Esq.
Founding Partner

Ghenya B. Grant/Grant Law Group

A NYS-Certified MWBE Law Firm

www.gbg-law.com

www.contractcounsel.net

This website is always under CONSTRUCTION!

Carlita Belgrove

President,
Belgrove Appliance, Inc.

www.stovelady.com

Our founder

recent programs

BUILDING SUCCESS with AWCWA Pre-Construction Program and Referral Services


BUILDING SUCCESS with AWCWA with Nassau Boces


2006 - Association of Women Construction Workers of America, Inc. (AWCWA) was founded by Herlema Owens.


2011 - Herlema Owens founded Building Success with AWCWA and then partners with AWCWA Education Director Joi Beard.


2015 - Ms. Owens build a pre-construction trade training program from Nassau BOCES Adult Education. The organization is growing.



Association of Women Construction Workers of America, Inc. (AWCWA)

knows that construction is a career that can change the life of a person who has been in trouble. "As long as they right their wrong, the industry don't hold it against you." It is an industry that creates self-worth. Building Success with AWCWA is a program that is a life changing experience, we really look to make a difference."

​           Herlema Owens, President & Founder


  • Literacy Training
  • Pre-Construction, Professional Service, Aviation and Safety Training
  • Networking Events
  • Workforce Development and Business Workshops

                           things we do

  • Alumni & Membership
  • Annual Fundraisers
  • Building Partners and Resources for Students & Members
  • Community Partnership

MISSION & VISION

Passionately advocate for the advancement of women in construction and partner with other educational institutions to build programs to educate for a better informed workforce and provide under-served members of our global communities opportunities.

Edward Gray
Director

New Life Medical & Safety Training

Center

www.newlifemedicalandsafety.org

Chad Strachan
Director of Organizing

DC 9 IUPAT, AFL-CIO

www.dc9.net

Sharon Griffith
Project Manager

Communities & Local Government,

NYSERDA

www.nyserda.ny.gov

volunteering

Our Outreach team at Building Success with AWCWA needs your help immediately! Career and technical educational training is in high demand, for disadvantaged and under-served individuals across America. Partner with us to help meet this demand. 





BE PART OF THE TEAM!