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.

Defining Construction Career Pathways and Why They Matter

By Christina Catron, Senior Manager of Marketing and Design for NCCER

The Construction Labor Market Analyzer reports that by the year 2020, the industry will have a deficit of 1 million craft professionals. As we work to solve this ongoing […]

CEF of North Texas Stays on the Cutting Edge of Training

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

As one of the first craft training organizations to utilize NCCER craft training, the Construction Education Foundation of North Texas (CEF) pioneered many of NCCER’s early programs. Two decades later, CEF continues to […]

One Industry, One Training Program

By Chris Towery, Guest Contributor

In order to transform an industry and make significant, lasting changes, leaders have to come together and agree upon the greater mission. Fortunately, NCCER’s founders understood the necessity for this type of collaboration and were […]

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SENA Brings NCCER Training to Colombia

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

NCCER programs have been utilized in countries outside of the U.S. since the beginning through domestic Accredited Training Sponsors. However, as the first international NCCER training sponsor, Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) began […]

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    ‘Build Your Future’ Promotes Construction Careers at the Local, State and National Levels

‘Build Your Future’ Promotes Construction Careers at the Local, State and National Levels

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Since 1997, NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) initiative has focused on promoting construction careers to communities throughout the country. What started as a satellite teleconference broadcasted to more than 300,000 students among nearly […]

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 […]