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.

Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Career in Construction Offers More Than Just a Paycheck

By Diane Greene, Executive Director of Build Your Future

Looking back at my own career, I can’t imagine where I would be today without the construction industry. The impact it’s had on me is indescribable. That is why I am […]

The ROI of Partnering with Education

by Katrina Kersch, Senior Director and Chief Operations Officer of NCCER

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce states, “The business community is the number one consumer of the public education system and therefore must be an […]

A Skilled Workforce Requires Industry Commitment

By Don Whyte, President of NCCER

As the construction industry continues to recover and a highly competitive market re-emerges, it is critical for contractors to have an effective workforce development program. Our industry’s once large pool of skilled craft professionals […]

Mitigating the Labor Supply Risk

By Daniel Groves, President of CLMA®

In the fourth year of economic recovery, workforce shortage concerns continue to rise. Many wonder if and where they can find the available craft necessary to complete the large projects underway and in the […]

Craft Training is Good Business

By Boyd Worsham, Vice President of Construction Support for The Haskell Company

There has never been a better time in the construction industry with respect to craft training. Everyone in our industry, including the owner community, understands the benefits of […]

STEM + Skills = Construction Careers

By Stephen Toups, Senior Vice President of Turner Industries

Earlier this year, Turner Industries teamed up with Mike Rowe (previous host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs”), NCCER and Build Your Future (BYF) at the USA Science & Engineering Festival […]