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WIC Week 2019

In March the OCP team celebrated Women in Construction Week. A time where we highlight the efforts of women in the construction industry and thank them for their roles in successful construction projects.

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.

Visit the links below to learn more about the OCP Women in Construction and to see how we celebrated in each office.

WIC Week 2019 Photo Gallery

It was a pleasure to celebrate with each of you throughout Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. You can view the week's photo gallery below. If you have photos from the week that you'd like to submit, please email us at photo@ocpcoc.com or tag us on social media using the hashtag #ContractorofChoice.

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Women in Construction by the Numbers

Of the over 10 million workers in the US construction industry, only 9% are women. Of that 9%, only 3% are construction workers on the job site—that means there is only 1 woman for every 100 employees on the field.

Whether working in trades, administration, general contracting, subcontracting, or other professional services, these women are vital to the construction process.

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.

Giving Back Through Education

OCP Contractors constructs to give back to the communities its been apart of for 50 years. Aside from work constructing public spaces, OCP's team regularly dedicates time to volunteer for various local organizations advancing education, health care, and overall community programming.


Presentation to ACE Mentor Program Students

OCP Carpenter, Liz Kahler visited ACE Mentor Program students alongside the NAWIC Cleveland Chapter to educate on construction career pathways and share her personal experiences working in the field.

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Natalya Groff in The Monroe News

OCP Carpenter Apprentice, Natalya Groff was featured in The Monroe News. The article educates on the valuable role that women in construction play on the job site, and highlights Natalya's experience in the construction industry. Read the full feature.


OCP's commitment to diversity extends beyond a week. As a team we are continuously working to diversify our workforce by empowering people in our local communities to begin a career in construction. The success of industry is not possible without a strong workforce. By diversifying our industry and increasing our talent pool, we can effect positive change in the industry.

It was a pleasure celebrating Women in Construction Week with each of you.