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: July 2015

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    The Path to Success: Q&A with Dean Hamrick, HR Director of Construction at Fluor

The Path to Success: Q&A with Dean Hamrick, HR Director of Construction at Fluor

By Amy Saxton, Communications Manager for NCCER

In the fall 2015 issue of The Cornerstone, out in October, we look at where some of industry’s top professionals started out and how their training led to where they are now. Construction is […]

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    The Path to Success: A Q&A Series Featuring Industry’s Top Professionals

The Path to Success: A Q&A Series Featuring Industry’s Top Professionals

By Amy Saxton, Communications Manager for NCCER

In the fall 2015 issue of The Cornerstone, out in October, we look at where some of industry’s top professionals started out and how their training led to where they are now. Construction is […]

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    Construction Calculators Help Students Develop Applied Math Skills for the Crafts

Construction Calculators Help Students Develop Applied Math Skills for the Crafts

By Mike Greenan, Guest Contributor

Calculated Industries (CI), a long-time partner of NCCER, provides specialty calculators for NCCER training programs throughout the country that teach Core Curriculum, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Pipefitting, Millwright and Ironworking. When educators and trainers became aware […]

Why not construction? I know why, but you might not like it

By Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, PR and Build Your Future at NCCER

So why hasn’t the construction industry been able to change the public’s perception of careers in the industry? Why aren’t more young people choosing careers in construction? […]

Preparing High School Graduates for Construction Careers

By Patrick Durkin, Senior Career and Technical Education Instructor at Swenson Arts and Technology High School

Twenty years ago I was hired by the School District of Philadelphia to teach a building maintenance class at a special needs high school. […]

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    Michigan Career Quest Introduces Construction Careers to Students

Michigan Career Quest Introduces Construction Careers to Students

By Jen Schottke, Membership & Marketing Director for Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter

According to recent research, 37.5 million baby boomers will retire in the next decade, yet only 21 million workers will enter the workforce to replace […]