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: June 2016

Finding the Next Generation of Craft Professionals

By Melissa Hockstad, vice president of petrochemicals for American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers

The following blog was reprinted with permission from AFPM and was originally published on June 24, 2016.

One of the most significant challenges facing the fuel and petrochemical […]

Craft Training Redefines Life Behind Bars

By Michael Valdez, Vice Principal for the Office of Correctional Education at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Around twenty years ago, our innovative instructors here at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) began looking for training materials […]

California’s InTech Center Unites Industry and Education

By Jennifer Poe, Lead Data Manager at Industrial Technical Learning Center

After a year of hard work by manufacturing and logistics industry partners, regional postsecondary educators and two workforce boards, the goal to open a regional training center in the […]

Training and Education: It’s Time for a Change

By Dr. Lonny Wright, Dean of Education and Training for PRIDE Ascend

The U.S. manufacturing industry reports that 600,000 positions opened in 2014, of which many were unfilled because of a growing shortage of skilled workers. According to the Center […]

Construction is More Than High Salaries

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

There’s no better time to work in the construction industry than now. With a growing skilled workforce shortage, salaries remain high and career opportunities are plentiful. […]