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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    World of Opportunity in Career and Technical Education: Energy

World of Opportunity in Career and Technical Education: Energy

This blog was originally posted on the Pearson Higher Education Blog and was reposted with permission.

By LeAnn Wilson, Executive Director, Association for Career and Technical Education, Guest Contributor

The employment outlook within many career paths related to Career and Technical […]

It’s Hard to See the Picture When You’re In the Frame

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

By Rich Flotron, Region III Leadership Fellow, Guest Contributor

It’s been said that Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player ever, never won a championship […]

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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|

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 […]

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|

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 […]

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|

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|