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.

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|

Southern Arizona Construction Career Days

By Ramon A. Gaanderse, Executive Director of the Arizona Transportation Builders Association

Educators are often challenged to develop lessons that introduce careers to students, yet it is difficult for busy educators to know the details of all careers. This is […]

October 21st, 2016|Build Your Future|0 Comments|

Careers in Construction Roadmap

By Kayleen McCabe, Host of Rescue Renovation on DIY Network

This Friday I’m hitting the road for a five-day, 1,400-mile trip that can be summed up in one word: Education.

Notice I didn’t say trades education, even though the trip might […]

October 20th, 2016|Build Your Future|1 Comment|
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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. […]

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    How to Celebrate Careers in Construction Month in Your Community

How to Celebrate Careers in Construction Month in Your Community

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

What started out as Careers in Construction Week back in 2005 has grown to encompass an entire month. For eight years, NCCER and its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative celebrated Careers in Construction […]

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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 […]

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 […]

CEF of North Texas Stays on the Cutting Edge of Training

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

As one of the first craft training organizations to utilize NCCER craft training, the Construction Education Foundation of North Texas (CEF) pioneered many of NCCER’s early programs. Two decades later, CEF continues to […]

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|

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 […]