North Branch Construction celebrates Amelia DeVellis and all women in construction, not only during the National Association for Women In Construction (NAWIC)'s 'Women in Construction Week', but every day!
Amelia is a carpenter at North Branch Construction. Having worked in the construction industry for 8 years, Amelia plays an immensely important role in construction as she is responsible for physically building North Branch’s projects. Amelia’s favorite thing about her job is being part of a crew; she enjoys how everyone works together as a team. She chose working in construction because she wanted a career where she could see tangible results of her efforts and accomplishments every day at work. She likes being able to drive by or walk around a building and know that she had a part in its creation.
Amelia is inspired by knowledgeable and seasoned carpenters at North Branch Construction who take the time to teach less-experienced employees how to do things in a safe and efficient way. When discussing challenges women can face working in construction, Amelia admits that sometimes people underestimate her, but she tries to show them that she is there to get the job done just like they are.
If she was to give one piece of advice to girls and young women interested in pursuing a career in construction, Amelia would say, “Be willing to work hard, be open to learning, have a good attitude, and you will be able to go far in construction. Show that you are capable and you will earn respect”. The focus of Women in Construction Week, taking place from March 3-9, 2019, is to highlight women as a visible component of construction, while raising awareness of the opportunities available and emphasizing the growing role of women in the industry.
The focus of Women in Construction Week, taking place from March 3-9, 2019, is to highlight women as a visible component of construction, while raising awareness of the opportunities available and emphasizing the growing role of women in the industry.