Engaging students with associations, groups, and organizations involved in the construction industry is part of the Academy’s ongoing efforts to expose students to the diversity of the industry.
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is an organization representing over 53,000+ women business owners in the metropolitan and surrounding areas. It serves as a valuable resource for women entrepreneurs by providing information, programs, and opportunities to network, learn and grow with other business owners in the area and across the continental United States. Through the NAWBO Entrepreneurial Connections program young women in CCA have the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship as a means to financial independence and career satisfaction. Students are provided opportunities to:
- Network with other teens and with women business owners
- Engage in interactive presentations on business etiquette and entrepreneurship
- Participate in mentoring session
- Train on How to Write a Business Plan
- Participate in a Business Plan Competition for college scholarships
- Attend a one-day conference that focuses on developing strategies, business plans, and resources for young women to start their own businesses.
Participants in the program have an opportunity to win a scholarship toward college tuition, with a total of $20,500 in scholarships awarded to 6 winners at an awards dinner in March.
SAWS Impact Team
CCA has partnered with the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) to form a student IMPACT Team. IMPACT Teams are service learning teams formed in area high schools that design and facilitate a water-related, service learning project during the academic year. Team members become actively involved in their community by completing a project and sharing their results with others. The teams showcase their project at the Confluence Summit held in February. The 2015 team will focus on water quality.
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) provides students a means to increase the recognition and professional value of women in the construction community. It provides an atmosphere that encourages the support of members through the building of business and personal relationships. Academy students will have the opportunity to attend NAWIC meetings and interact with a diverse group of women in the construction industry.