The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) have signed a cooperating agreement to strengthen and amplify the success of women throughout the trades.

This partnership aims to further the success of women in construction by advancing their education and careers and advancing the construction industry through increasing talent within the workforce.

A press release about the newly formed partnership paints the development as “a win for both organizations.” NAWIC says it will use this agreement to help continue the vision of its founding members by advocating for the value and impact of women builders, professionals and tradeswomen in all aspects of the construction industry.

“NAWIC is a natural partner for CMAA as we work collectively to advance and advocate for women in the industry,” says CMAA president and CEO Andrea Rutledge.

Rutledge and NAWIC executive director Crissy Ingram completed the cooperative agreement recently. The two organizations will cross-promote events, with the possibility of co-producing a few, and will attend each other’s conferences.

One of the features of the partnership is that NAWIC members will be able to pursue CMAA credentials for Construction Manager-in-Training (CMIT), Certified Associate Construction Manager (CACM), and Certified Construction Manager (CCM) designations at the CMAA-member rate.

Later this year, CMAA will lead a Principles of Construction Management Course for NAWIC members during their 68th Annual Conference in Portland, Ore.

This partnership aims to further the success of women in construction by advancing their education and careers and advancing the construction industry by increasing talent within the workforce.