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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Creating New Career Pathways for People with Disabilities

By Dr. Lonny Wright, Dean of Education and Training for PRIDE Ascend

Finding, developing and retaining quality employees is no easy task. This is especially true for employers who are committed to hiring people with disabilities. PRIDE Industries, one of […]

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    Apprentices Gunning for Experience Build Rifle Range for Local Police

Apprentices Gunning for Experience Build Rifle Range for Local Police

By Cheryl Stewart, Executive Director of the Inland Northwest Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

A few years ago, a chance meeting with a local law enforcement official started a chain of events that led our AGC chapter […]

January 26th, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|
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    The Path to Success: Q&A with Chuck Goodrich, President of Gaylor Electric

The Path to Success: Q&A with Chuck Goodrich, President of Gaylor Electric

By Amy Saxton, Communications Manager for NCCER

In the fall 2015 issue of The Cornerstone, out in October, we look at where some of industry’s top professionals started out and how their training led to where they are now. Construction is […]

August 11th, 2015|Craft & Industry|1 Comment|
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    The 2015 National Craft Championships from a Competitor’s Perspective

The 2015 National Craft Championships from a Competitor’s Perspective

By Chris Stearns, Welder Apprentice at LPR Construction

Each year the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) hosts its National Craft Championships to celebrate the training and education efforts of member contractors. Craft trainees from programs across the country come together […]

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    Taking Action to Improve Ironworker Craft Training and Apprenticeships

Taking Action to Improve Ironworker Craft Training and Apprenticeships

By Tom Underhill, Executive Director of Steel Erectors Association of America

The construction industry has been bemoaning craft labor shortages for years. If you Google the topic, you’ll see reports from organizations such as the Associated General Contractors, FMI, NCCER, […]

Flexible Training Through Distance Learning

By Bryan McClure, Senior Training Manager at L.P.R. Construction

Distance learning for craft training programs continues to gain popularity because it can be implemented around work schedules. Distance learning is not only convenient for the craft professional, but it can […]

Why Academy-Style Training Works

By Jeff Rodenberg, Director of TIC’s Craft Training Center

Many contractors find it difficult to incorporate training into their project schedules. This is the primary reason why, for two decades, TIC has offered academy-style training for our apprentices. Once a […]

Young Women in Construction: My Journey into Construction

By Ashley Rooker, Electrical Apprentice at Gaylor Electric

This June, I was hired on as an electrical apprentice at Gaylor Electric in Noblesville, Ind. After completing the four-year apprenticeship program, I plan on becoming a manager. However, becoming an electrician was not […]