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.

Monthly Archives: October 2014

Racing for Success with Career and Technical Education

By David Starr, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver

My love for racing started at a very young age. My dad was a mechanic for a race team, and he would take me to the race track every Saturday night while he […]

October 29th, 2014|Build Your Future|0 Comments|

Don’t Overlook the Talent in Your Own Backyard

By Carl Peters, Director of Training for The Lincoln Electric Company

According to the 2014 Construction Outlook Survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, 77 percent of construction executives agree that the most important issue facing the construction […]

October 23rd, 2014|Build Your Future|0 Comments|

Flexible Training Through Distance Learning

By Bryan McClure, Senior Training Manager at L.P.R. Construction

Distance learning for craft training programs continues to gain popularity because it can be implemented around work schedules. Distance learning is not only convenient for the craft professional, but it can […]

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    Developing a Global Construction Skills-Based Curriculum: Is it Possible?

Developing a Global Construction Skills-Based Curriculum: Is it Possible?

By Daniele Dixon, Director of Product Development at NCCER

The lack of linkage between what is taught in schools and what is needed on the job front is one of the main drivers for the skilled global workforce shortage. According […]

Why Academy-Style Training Works

By Jeff Rodenberg, Director of TIC’s Craft Training Center

Many contractors find it difficult to incorporate training into their project schedules. This is the primary reason why, for two decades, TIC has offered academy-style training for our apprentices. Once a […]

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    Incorporating Careers in Construction Month in the Classroom

Incorporating Careers in Construction Month in the Classroom

By Stacy Gunderson, Training Coordinator at Marek Brothers Systems

As Careers in Construction Month kicks off, educators and contractors may be wondering how to engage students of all ages. Fear not, there are resources out there to help you bring […]