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.

Craft & Industry

Soft Skills: The Other Side of Construction

By Kirstyn Quandt, Communications Manager for NCCER

What defines a craft professional?

Technical skill constitutes a large portion of the job description, but the professionalism of our industry is further illustrated by the work ethic, communication and teamwork present on each […]

The Power of Passion

By Kirstyn Quandt, Communications Manager for NCCER

When you’re new to the construction industry and sit down with Dr. Mittie Cannon, you can’t help but feel inspired. Her undeniable passion and unwavering commitment to empowering young women is proof that […]

Build Me Up, Buttercup

By Carrington Fox, Author of Build Me Up, Buttercup Blog

Before enrolling in construction school at my local college of applied technology last fall, I was a writer. For two decades, I worked for newspapers and magazines, writing everything from […]

Why Women are Good for Construction

This blog was originally featured on Centered On Safety and has been reprinted with permission.

By Debbie Dickinson, Guest Contributor

In the United States, women represent less than 9 percent of construction workers, according to 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, […]

Adapting Training to Next Gen Learners

This post was originally featured on Centered on Safety and was reprinted with permission.

By Debbie Dickinson, Guest Contributor.

As contractors, colleges, and workforce development groups focus on recruiting the next generation of skilled craft professionals, an important piece to the […]

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    KBR’s Fort Polk Pipefitting Program Graduates Eight Active Duty Soldiers

KBR’s Fort Polk Pipefitting Program Graduates Eight Active Duty Soldiers

This blog was originally posted on Construction Citizen and was reprinted with permission.

By Heath Culbertson, Guest Contributor

On December 20, KBR and the Fort Polk Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) celebrated the accomplishments of eight active duty […]

Cornerstone of Craftsmanship: Frank Johnson

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Frank Johnson is an NCCER-certified welder and a journey-level boilermaker and pipefitter. As a welding trainer and instructor at PBF Energy Toledo Refinery, he tests and qualifies welders and writes and qualifies welding […]

Foundations of Modern Safety

By Cameron Strother, Operations Support Manager for Southland Safety, LLC

With technology comes the ability to have unprecedented access to information through videos and applications on computers and smartphones, which has greatly reduced the time it takes to make […]

December 8th, 2016|Craft & Industry|0 Comments|

Heavy Equipment Innovation and Opportunity

By Craig Yager, Training Instructor/Developer at Komatsu

Cultures around the world are evolving regardless of political climates and regulation. A common thread in the cultural tapestry is technology. Our lives are dominated by technology of some type, be it smart […]

November 3rd, 2016|Craft & Industry|0 Comments|
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    Texas-based Company Provides Ironworker Training to Veterans

Texas-based Company Provides Ironworker Training to Veterans

By Tracy Bennett, Guest Contributor

Adaptive Construction Solutions (ACS) of Houston, Texas, was recently approved by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) as an SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Unit and Assessment Site. The company, which opened its doors in April […]