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.

Build Me Up, Buttercup

By Carrington Fox, Author of Build Me Up, Buttercup Blog

Before enrolling in construction school at my local college of applied technology last fall, I was a writer. For two decades, I worked for newspapers and magazines, writing everything from […]

Redefining Success

This article was originally featured on constructionnews.net and was reprinted with permission.

By Kirstyn Quandt, Communications Manager for NCCER

From the time we are young, parents, teachers and even society’s most opinionated strangers encourage the pursuit of a college education. Students […]

Barbies, Bows and Steel Toed Boots

By Kirstyn Quandt, Communications Manager for NCCER

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s the age-old question we are asked throughout the course of our childhood and for some, the most widely-contemplated decision that makes adulthood utterly […]

Why Women are Good for Construction

This blog was originally featured on Centered On Safety and has been reprinted with permission.

By Debbie Dickinson, Guest Contributor

In the United States, women represent less than 9 percent of construction workers, according to 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, […]

Supporting Girls in STEM Careers

This blog was originally posted on the ACTE Educators in Action Blog and was reposted with permission.

By Eboni Camille Chillis, Ph.D., Coordinator of Career, Technical & Agricultural Education, Clayton County Public Schools, Guest Contributor

Technology (STEM) is all around us. […]

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Best Practice Profile: ABC, Greater Michigan

This blog has been reprinted from pathways.nccer.org. For more program profiles, visit the Best Practice Profiles resource page.

In 2012, as a response to the growing shortage of craft professionals within the state, Associated Builders & Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter […]

Adapting Training to Next Gen Learners

This post was originally featured on Centered on Safety and was reprinted with permission.

By Debbie Dickinson, Guest Contributor.

As contractors, colleges, and workforce development groups focus on recruiting the next generation of skilled craft professionals, an important piece to the […]

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    World of Opportunity in Career and Technical Education: Energy

World of Opportunity in Career and Technical Education: Energy

This blog was originally posted on the Pearson Higher Education Blog and was reposted with permission.

By LeAnn Wilson, Executive Director, Association for Career and Technical Education, Guest Contributor

The employment outlook within many career paths related to Career and Technical […]

It’s Hard to See the Picture When You’re In the Frame

This blog was originally posted on the ACTE Educators in Action Blog and was reposted with permission.

By Rich Flotron, Region III Leadership Fellow, Guest Contributor

It’s been said that Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player ever, never won a championship […]

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    KBR’s Fort Polk Pipefitting Program Graduates Eight Active Duty Soldiers

KBR’s Fort Polk Pipefitting Program Graduates Eight Active Duty Soldiers

This blog was originally posted on Construction Citizen and was reprinted with permission.

By Heath Culbertson, Guest Contributor

On December 20, KBR and the Fort Polk Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) celebrated the accomplishments of eight active duty […]