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Fort Myers Pool Service Company Attends NAWIC State Convention



Representatives from a local pool service company in Fort Myers recently attended the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) State Convention, held at the Fort Myers Crowne Plaza in early May. Construction industry businesses from across the state, including Pool Pros, were represented at this event.

Joe Mitchell
Pool Pros Inc.
(239) 277-7783
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FORT MYERS, FLORIDA (June 18, 2013) Pool Pros administrator, Christiaan Collier, recently attended the National Association of Women in Construction State Convention in an effort to support the organization, as well as network with fellow women in the construction industry. Currently, women comprise approximately 10% of the construction industry workforce. NAWIC was founded in an effort to provide a support group that would recruit, educate, and support women in the construction industry and their causes.

This year’s annual regional convention was hosted by the Southwest Florida Chapter, and held at the Crowne Plaza, near the Bell Tower in Fort Myers. Businesses from all over the state, including Pool Pros, supported and sponsored the event. Pool Pros was represented by Christiaan Collier, as well as the company’s Owner, Joe Mitchell.

“This convention was a wonderful opportunity to promote Pool Pros as an exhibitor, but also to network with some phenomenal women,” said Christian Collier, Administrator at Pool Pros, Inc. “NAWIC is a wonderful organization that brings together women in our area with a variety of unique skill-sets and perspectives. Their effort in bringing these people together, as well as implementing community projects, really helps to promote the advancement of the construction industry as a whole.”

The Southwest Florida Chapter of NAWIC was chartered in 1982 by 90 women. The group is now proud to be on record as the largest chartering chapter in the history of the organization. In addition to educational and networking events, NAWIC also sponsors various community projects. Christiaan Collier was an active member of this chapter for many years, and continues to partner with the organization on a volunteer basis.

Collier added, “One of my favorite projects each year is ‘Block Kids’, which introduces children to the construction industry.”

The “Block Kids” program is an effort to inspire children to take an interest in future careers in construction. The program implements a contest involving the construction of various structures with interlocking blocks and three additional items. (Items to choose from include a small rock, string, and foil.) The children who win locally will advance to the Regional competition, where one semi-finalist from each region is entered into the National Program competition. The “Block Kids” program is opened to all children in grades 1-6. This year a child from the state of Florida won the National competition. He constructed an operable crane with his bricks and string, using it to lift the rock wrapped in foil.

You can find out more about NAWIC’s national efforts at www.nawic.org

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