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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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 […]

Supporting Girls in STEM Careers

This blog was originally posted on the ACTE Educators in Action Blog and was reposted with permission.

By Eboni Camille Chillis, Ph.D., Coordinator of Career, Technical & Agricultural Education, Clayton County Public Schools, Guest Contributor

Technology (STEM) is all around us. […]

February 23rd, 2017|Training Programs|0 Comments|

Best Practice Profile: ABC, Greater Michigan

This blog has been reprinted from pathways.nccer.org. For more program profiles, visit the Best Practice Profiles resource page.

In 2012, as a response to the growing shortage of craft professionals within the state, Associated Builders & Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter […]

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 […]

Craft Training Redefines Life Behind Bars

By Chris Towery, Guest Contributor

In recent years, a growing number of correctional facilities across the country have added NCCER craft training to their educational programming, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive across several fronts. Foremost, the training significantly […]

January 12th, 2017|Training Programs|1 Comment|

AGC New Mexico Builds Career Pathways in Rural Areas

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

In 2009, the Associated General Contractors New Mexico (AGC-NM), an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor, established the New Mexico Building Education Foundation (NMBEF) to develop a skilled workforce that meets the industry’s current and […]

December 29th, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

Maintaining a Skilled Workforce in Northwest Arkansas

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Since 1994, the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation (ACEF), an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor, has been preparing individuals for construction careers. ACEF serves over 700 apprentices across the state. One of ACEF’s training facilities […]

December 22nd, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

Texas Industrial Company Opens New Training Facility

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Repcon, an EMCOR Industrial Services company, specializes in turnarounds and new construction for the refining, petrochemical, chemical and midstream industries. Over the last 30 years, Repcon has served the vast majority of the […]

December 1st, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

Female Veterans Fill the Gap for Trained Pipefitters

Written by Shannon Winslow-Claunch, Guest Contributor

Since 1967, S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd., has served the refining, petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper, midstream, power and infrastructure sectors throughout the country. S&B is a fully integrated engineering, procurement and construction company […]

November 24th, 2016|Training Programs|1 Comment|