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.

Craft Training Redefines Life Behind Bars

By Chris Towery, Guest Contributor

In recent years, a growing number of correctional facilities across the country have added NCCER craft training to their educational programming, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive across several fronts. Foremost, the training significantly […]

January 12th, 2017|Training Programs|0 Comments|

Cornerstone of Craftsmanship: Frank Johnson

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Frank Johnson is an NCCER-certified welder and a journey-level boilermaker and pipefitter. As a welding trainer and instructor at PBF Energy Toledo Refinery, he tests and qualifies welders and writes and qualifies welding […]

AGC New Mexico Builds Career Pathways in Rural Areas

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

In 2009, the Associated General Contractors New Mexico (AGC-NM), an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor, established the New Mexico Building Education Foundation (NMBEF) to develop a skilled workforce that meets the industry’s current and […]

December 29th, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

Maintaining a Skilled Workforce in Northwest Arkansas

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Since 1994, the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation (ACEF), an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor, has been preparing individuals for construction careers. ACEF serves over 700 apprentices across the state. One of ACEF’s training facilities […]

December 22nd, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

The Future of Workforce Development Starts Now

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Regardless of the technological advancements that are developed, the most important part of the construction industry is its people. After all, that is what workforce development is all about. From craft professionals to […]

Foundations of Modern Safety

By Cameron Strother, Operations Support Manager for Southland Safety, LLC

With technology comes the ability to have unprecedented access to information through videos and applications on computers and smartphones, which has greatly reduced the time it takes to make […]

December 8th, 2016|Craft & Industry|0 Comments|

Texas Industrial Company Opens New Training Facility

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Repcon, an EMCOR Industrial Services company, specializes in turnarounds and new construction for the refining, petrochemical, chemical and midstream industries. Over the last 30 years, Repcon has served the vast majority of the […]

December 1st, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

Female Veterans Fill the Gap for Trained Pipefitters

Written by Shannon Winslow-Claunch, Guest Contributor

Since 1967, S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd., has served the refining, petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper, midstream, power and infrastructure sectors throughout the country. S&B is a fully integrated engineering, procurement and construction company […]

November 24th, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

Developing True Craft Professionals Starts with Training

By Scottie Smith, Welding Instructor at Northwest Florida State College

There are numerous factors that contribute to an individual becoming a craft professional. Although, experience is probably the one that comes to mind the most, there are also elements […]

November 17th, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

Partnering to Grow Atlanta

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor HB NEXT is the education partner for Construction Ready, a national partnership that has become a key pathway to growing Atlanta. Construction Ready is a collaborative effort between the […]

November 10th, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|