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.

Workforce Development

The Future of Workforce Development Starts Now

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Regardless of the technological advancements that are developed, the most important part of the construction industry is its people. After all, that is what workforce development is all about. From craft professionals to […]

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    Local ABC Chapter’s Investment in NCCER Pays Major Dividends

Local ABC Chapter’s Investment in NCCER Pays Major Dividends

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

As one of the largest NCCER training providers in the 1990s, the Pelican Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) in Louisiana played a prominent role in both NCCER’s birth and subsequent growth. […]

Defining Construction Career Pathways and Why They Matter

By Christina Catron, Senior Manager of Marketing and Design for NCCER

The Construction Labor Market Analyzer reports that by the year 2020, the industry will have a deficit of 1 million craft professionals. As we work to solve this ongoing […]

SENA Brings NCCER Training to Colombia

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

NCCER programs have been utilized in countries outside of the U.S. since the beginning through domestic Accredited Training Sponsors. However, as the first international NCCER training sponsor, Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) began […]

Safety is Core to Workforce Development

By Daniele Dixon, Director of Product Development at NCCER

The importance of safety in the construction industry cannot be overstated, which is why it has been so deeply embedded in NCCER’s mission from the beginning. NCCER’s construction site safety programs […]

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    Louisiana Sets the Standard for High School and College Craft Training Programs

Louisiana Sets the Standard for High School and College Craft Training Programs

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

As the first educational institutions to become NCCER Accredited Training Sponsors, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) were early role models in offering standardized, […]

NCCER Now and Then: Building the Framework

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Over the next few weeks, Breaking Ground will feature blogs about NCCER’s early beginnings as we celebrate 20 years of service to the construction industry. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory […]

NCCER Now and Then: Laying the Foundation

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Over the next few weeks, Breaking Ground will feature blogs about NCCER’s early beginnings as we celebrate 20 years of service to the construction industry. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory […]

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 […]

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    Jacobs Seeks to Train and Certify its Entire Journey-level Workforce

Jacobs Seeks to Train and Certify its Entire Journey-level Workforce

By Matthew Clark, Director of Workforce Development at Jacobs

The following blog is an excerpt from Industrial Projects Report and was originally published in March 2016.

Attracting and retaining talented employees is a common challenge for today’s employers, particularly in the […]