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.

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Southern Arizona Construction Career Days

By Ramon A. Gaanderse, Executive Director of the Arizona Transportation Builders Association

Educators are often challenged to develop lessons that introduce careers to students, yet it is difficult for busy educators to know the details of all careers. This is […]

October 21st, 2016|Build Your Future|0 Comments|

Careers in Construction Roadmap

By Kayleen McCabe, Host of Rescue Renovation on DIY Network

This Friday I’m hitting the road for a five-day, 1,400-mile trip that can be summed up in one word: Education.

Notice I didn’t say trades education, even though the trip might […]

October 20th, 2016|Build Your Future|1 Comment|
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    How to Celebrate Careers in Construction Month in Your Community

How to Celebrate Careers in Construction Month in Your Community

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

What started out as Careers in Construction Week back in 2005 has grown to encompass an entire month. For eight years, NCCER and its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative celebrated Careers in Construction […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Rhode Island Home Show Puts CTE Students to Work

By Louis Cotoia, National Director of the Rhode Island Builders Association

The Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA) recently held its 66th annual Home Show where the talents of local career and technical education (CTE) students were showcased for all to […]

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 […]

Career Academy Unites an Entire Community

By Mike Rogers, Industrial Maintenance Instructor at Career Academy of Siloam Springs

In 2015, the Siloam Springs High School in Arkansas was converted to a charter school known as the Career Academy of Siloam Springs or CASS. While this is […]

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    Indiana Partners with Build Your Future to Close the State’s Construction Skills Gap

Indiana Partners with Build Your Future to Close the State’s Construction Skills Gap

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

The following blog has been republished with permission from Construction Citizen and was originally published on April 27, 2016.

Construction companies in Indiana will need to hire […]

11 Steps to Creating a Simulated Workplace in the Classroom

By Dr. Philip Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent for Career and Technical Education at Alabama State Department of Education

Last year the Alabama State Department of Education launched its Alabama Simulated Workplace initiative to transform the culture of career and technical education […]