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

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 […]

One Industry, One Training Program

By Chris Towery, Guest Contributor

In order to transform an industry and make significant, lasting changes, leaders have to come together and agree upon the greater mission. Fortunately, NCCER’s founders understood the necessity for this type of collaboration and were […]

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

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. […]

Careers for the New Year

The following blog has been republished with permission from U.S. Veterans Magazine and was originally published on Oct. 22, 2015 at usveteransmagazine.com/home-featured/careers-for-the-new-year/.

Looking for a new, fulfilling career in the New Year? If so, take a look at construction, […]

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    An Investment in Our Nation’s Infrastructure is an Investment in Our Skilled Workforce

An Investment in Our Nation’s Infrastructure is an Investment in Our Skilled Workforce

By Lori Cowen, Guest Contributor

Earlier this week, with the Dec. 4 deadline looming, leaders in the House and Senate negotiated an agreement for a $305 billion highway bill that would extend federal transportation funding for five years. If passed […]

December 1st, 2015|Craft & Industry|0 Comments|

Welders vs. Philosophers – Ignore Media Sophistry

By Daniel Groves, CEO at Construction Labor Market Analyzer (CLMA)

The following blog has been republished with permission from Daniel Groves and was originally published on Nov. 12, 2015.

On November 10, 2015, during the GOP presidential debate, Sen. Marco Rubio […]

November 18th, 2015|Craft & Industry|2 Comments|

Is the Construction Industry Facing a Skilled Labor Cliff?

By Paul Goodrum, Nicholas R. Petry Professor in Construction Engineering & Management at the University of Colorado

After decades of facing periodic workforce challenges, many of today’s construction industry leaders seem to have become habituated to the idea of a […]

November 10th, 2015|Craft & Industry|1 Comment|