The OCP Columbus office celebrated Women In Construction week with a special luncheon and panel with all the women employees from their field and offices at a local restaurant.
The goal was to learn more about their work in the field and for them to have the opportunity to provide direct feedback on their experience at the job sites. The luncheon was also a time to celebrate OCP's hard-working team.
The mission of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to further the success of women within the industry and emphasize the growing role of women within the industry. WIC Week highlights women as an integral component of the construction industry, and encourages others to recognize construction as a viable, profitable career field.
The feedback from the Columbus luncheon was that the group would like to start working with the local union league and vocational schools to recruit more women and get them interested in the trades. It was also noted that recruitment should begin early and construction fields should be presented to girls in elementary school as a viable opportunity.
Overall the Columbus team greatly appreciates the opportunities to learn that OCP provides.
Women in Construction week is about empowering our current female workforce, opening the doors for the future women of construction, and diversifying our workforce to increase our labor pool and advance the industry as a whole.
For more information on The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) visit nawic.org.