Scholarship deadline has been extended!

The CCA Education Fund and WIC Scholarship deadline has been extended to April 6th, 2021! Find the applications here!

Where are they now? We have followed up with past WIC scholarship recipients to find out where they are in their career!

The Women in Construction scholarship gave me the financial support I required to further my studies in Construction Management and the confidence I needed in order to become a valuable member in this industry as a woman. Since receiving the scholarship I have continued with my studies at the university of Calgary, and I have taken on a bigger role at my workplace; knowing I have the skills and knowledge to do so. Pursuing an education in the construction industry has been incredibly beneficial to my career and to my relationships with both my co-workers and with customers.

– Emily Murphy

Since receiving the WIC Scholarship, I graduated from the Construction Engineering Technology program at NAIT. Following graduation, I started as a Project Coordinator with Graham Infrastructure on a large water pumping station for the City of Calgary. I was the lead coordinator and got some great experience of my own as well as the opportunity to mentor summer students and entry-level Project Coordinators. The pump station was an excellent project to learn on because it exposed me to just about every discipline of construction (structural, process, mechanical, electrical, architectural, civil). Still with Graham, I’ve now moved to a large-scale concrete foundations project for the LNGC facility in Kitimat BC, and am transitioning into a field supervision role.

Receiving the WIC scholarship encouraged and enabled me to pursue formal training at NAIT which led to significant personal and professional development. The work of the CCA and WIC in particular has also encouraged me to find avenues in which to lead and encourage newcomers to the industry.

-Emma Schmidtz

 

Article by Lena Hogarth
March 17, 2021