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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Barbies, Bows and Steel Toed Boots

By Kirstyn Quandt, Communications Manager for NCCER

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s the age-old question we are asked throughout the course of our childhood and for some, the most widely-contemplated decision that makes adulthood utterly […]

Supporting Girls in STEM Careers

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

By Eboni Camille Chillis, Ph.D., Coordinator of Career, Technical & Agricultural Education, Clayton County Public Schools, Guest Contributor

Technology (STEM) is all around us. […]

February 23rd, 2017|Training Programs|0 Comments|
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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 […]

Career Academy Unites an Entire Community

By Mike Rogers, Industrial Maintenance Instructor at Career Academy of Siloam Springs

In 2015, the Siloam Springs High School in Arkansas was converted to a charter school known as the Career Academy of Siloam Springs or CASS. While this is […]

Preparing our Future Construction Workforce

Jim Kasik, NCCER Certified Instructor at Schuyler Central High School in Schuyler, Nebraska

Getting students excited about the field of construction not only helps build our future workforce, but it also motivates them to be more successful. In Nebraska, 99 […]

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    CTE Month Celebrates Opportunities for Construction Career Success

CTE Month Celebrates Opportunities for Construction Career Success

By Kevin Oshinskie, Project Associate for the Association for Career and Technical Education

This February, NCCER, in collaboration with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), is celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®. CTE Month offers career and […]

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    Tools to Establish a Long-term Career in Industrial Construction

Tools to Establish a Long-term Career in Industrial Construction

By Stacy Bell, Craft Talent Leader for TIC – The Industrial Company

A career in industrial construction can start out at either entry level or midlevel depending on if you dive into it right out of high school or technical […]

October 21st, 2015|Build Your Future|0 Comments|

Career and Technical Education: Putting America to Work

By Michael Connet, Senior Director of Programs and Communications for the Association for Career and Technical Education

The following blog has been republished with permission from Pearson’s Teaching & Learning Blog and was originally published on July 30, 2015.

Since the […]

Why not construction? I know why, but you might not like it

By Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, PR and Build Your Future at NCCER

So why hasn’t the construction industry been able to change the public’s perception of careers in the industry? Why aren’t more young people choosing careers in construction? […]

Inspiring Pride and Passion for Heavy Equipment Operation

By L.J. Zielke, President of Allied Career Training

As with all craft areas, proper training is critical in heavy equipment operation. Aside from the obvious safety issues, heavy equipment operators are responsible for running and maintaining highly complex machines that […]