Welcome to The Contractors Association of West Virginia
The CAWV represents over 450 businesses and 20,000 employees in the building, highway, industrial and utility contracting industries. Our members are “Hard at Work” building safe roads and bridges, modern schools and hospitals, and water and sewer infrastructure that increases the quality of life for all West Virginians. The CAWV is the state’s only full service organization dedicated to meeting the needs of the construction industry in West Virginia. The CAWV is one of the most respected trade organizations in the state, and for more than 75 years has been a traditional leader of the business community in advancing legislative and public policy issues. We are “Hard at Work” building a better West Virginia.
Featured News from the CAWV
MAKE PLANS NOW TO ATTEND TRANSPORTATION DAY JANUARY 9
West Virginians for Better Transportation (WVBT) will be hosting “Transportation Day at the State Capitol” on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Plan to join with others interested in the future of West Virginia’s transportation system and show support for a long-term solution for the state’s roads, bridges and highways. Members are urged to gather at the state Capitol, meet with local legislators and help educate lawmakers about the challenges facing transportation across the state.
A limited number of exhibit spots will be available on the Senate Upper Rotunda area of the West Virginia Capitol as part of Transportation Day. There is no cost to exhibit, but pre-registration is required (these are available on a first-come, first reserve basis). A registration for is attached to this week’s Newsletter for those interested in attending or exhibiting. Additional details will be provided as the event draws closer. For additional information visit www.keepwvmoving.org or call the CAWV at (304) 342-1166.
CAWV Partners with Simulated Workplace - Developing Tomorrow’s Workforce Today
The West Virginia Department of Education has implemented a new initiative, "Simulated Workplace". This initiative will roll out to all state approved career and technical education programs, transforming traditional classrooms to emulate business structures, processes and expectations. Dr. Kathy D’Antoni, Associate State Superintendent of Schools, has asked the CAWV to become a partner in the programs that pertain to construction. The CAWV Board of Directors voted, at its October meeting, to assist in developing better training centers that will build a better workforce.
Participating CAWV members will be asked to rate their assigned training program’s work environment, safety, procedures / processes and skill set attainment. Members will assist in developing better training centers where students will learn what they need to become more employable after graduating the program. Check next week’s newsletter for more information on this opportunity to develop tomorrow’s workforce. To become involved in the CAWV’s Simulated Workplace effort, contact Pat McDonald at (304) 342-1166 or email@example.com
PROGRAM COMMITTEE FINALIZES EXCITING MIDYEAR MEETING PROGRAM - ACTIVITIES PACKET TO BE MAILED
The 2014 CAWV Midyear Meeting will be held January 24 – 29 at the beautiful Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Resort, St. Thomas. Over 250 members and guests have registered for the meeting. Plans are being made this week to finalize the business sessions and schedule extra activities such as sailing, scuba and snorkeling trips. “We will be mailing an activities packet to all members who are registered for the Midyear Meeting,” said Program Committee Chairman Scott Pierson. “We ask that members return the activity form as soon as possible so the CAWV can plan accordingly.” The CAWV has had a few cancellations so limited rooms are available at the hotel. Anyone wishing to attend the meeting should contact the association immediately. For more information, contact Wendy Long at 304-342-1166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available here.