About NCCER

NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s National Registry which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. The National Registry also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.

Safety is Core to Workforce Development

By Daniele Dixon, Director of Product Development at NCCER

The importance of safety in the construction industry cannot be overstated, which is why it has been so deeply embedded in NCCER’s mission from the beginning. NCCER’s construction site safety programs […]

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    Louisiana Sets the Standard for High School and College Craft Training Programs

Louisiana Sets the Standard for High School and College Craft Training Programs

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

As the first educational institutions to become NCCER Accredited Training Sponsors, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) were early role models in offering standardized, […]

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    Delivering Standardized Training One Master Trainer at a Time

Delivering Standardized Training One Master Trainer at a Time

By Butch Ford, Retired Director of Training and Development at Austin Industrial

When NCCER put together its first five craft curricula in 1991, it was determined that if the industry was going to have a standardized training program, then instructors […]

NCCER Now and Then: Building the Framework

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Over the next few weeks, Breaking Ground will feature blogs about NCCER’s early beginnings as we celebrate 20 years of service to the construction industry. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory […]

NCCER Now and Then: Laying the Foundation

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Over the next few weeks, Breaking Ground will feature blogs about NCCER’s early beginnings as we celebrate 20 years of service to the construction industry. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory […]

Rhode Island Home Show Puts CTE Students to Work

By Louis Cotoia, National Director of the Rhode Island Builders Association

The Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA) recently held its 66th annual Home Show where the talents of local career and technical education (CTE) students were showcased for all to […]

Statewide Adoption of NCCER Curricula Benefits All

By Jay Eichmann, NCCER Certified Instructor for California’s Clovis Unified School District

There is a bit of controversy that surrounds Common Core standards in our country. Regardless of what side of the topic you are on, there are some aspects that […]

Finding the Next Generation of Craft Professionals

By Melissa Hockstad, vice president of petrochemicals for American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers

The following blog was reprinted with permission from AFPM and was originally published on June 24, 2016.

One of the most significant challenges facing the fuel and petrochemical […]

Craft Training Redefines Life Behind Bars

By Michael Valdez, Vice Principal for the Office of Correctional Education at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Around twenty years ago, our innovative instructors here at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) began looking for training materials […]

California’s InTech Center Unites Industry and Education

By Jennifer Poe, Lead Data Manager at Industrial Technical Learning Center

After a year of hard work by manufacturing and logistics industry partners, regional postsecondary educators and two workforce boards, the goal to open a regional training center in the […]