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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    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 […]

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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    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 […]

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 […]

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    ‘Build Your Future’ Promotes Construction Careers at the Local, State and National Levels

‘Build Your Future’ Promotes Construction Careers at the Local, State and National Levels

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Since 1997, NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) initiative has focused on promoting construction careers to communities throughout the country. What started as a satellite teleconference broadcasted to more than 300,000 students among nearly […]

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    Indiana Partners with Build Your Future to Close the State’s Construction Skills Gap

Indiana Partners with Build Your Future to Close the State’s Construction Skills Gap

By Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Build Your Future for NCCER

The following blog has been republished with permission from Construction Citizen and was originally published on April 27, 2016.

Construction companies in Indiana will need to hire […]

Housing Lab Teaches Students to Build from the Ground Up

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

With more than 800 students and 27 different career paths, the Upper Valley Career Center (UVCC) in Piqua, Ohio, offers a model career and technical education program for high school students. With support […]

D.C. Students Join the Tiny House Movement

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

The Academy of Construction and Design in Washington, D.C., has been a valuable community resource for career and technical education (CTE) since it opened its doors at Cardozo Senior High School in 2005. […]

Powering Girls up for Careers in Construction

By Dr. Mittie Cannon, Director of Training and Workforce Development for Robins & Morton

As we celebrate Women in Construction Week from March 6-12, we should use this as an opportunity to promote construction careers to women of all ages. […]