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.

Careers in Construction Month

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 […]

Guam Celebrates Careers in Construction Month

By Herbert “Bert” Johnston, Education Director at GCA Trades Academy

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October is a busy month for the Guam Contractors Association as we recognize Careers in Construction Month. The month typically starts off with a large picnic where member firms […]

October 27th, 2015|Build Your Future|0 Comments|
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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|
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    Careers in Construction Month and its Connections to Career and Technical Education

Careers in Construction Month and its Connections to Career and Technical Education

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

NCCER and its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative are once again declaring October as Careers in Construction Month. Throughout the month, NCCER, BYF and partners like the […]

October 13th, 2015|Build Your Future|0 Comments|
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    Alaska Hosts Construction Career Day Events Throughout the State

Alaska Hosts Construction Career Day Events Throughout the State

By Mandy Beaulieu, Training Director for Construction Education Foundation, Inc. Alaska/Associated General Contractors of Alaska

Because of Alaska’s vast geography, it is hard to have just one construction career day, so we host multiple events across different regions. For the […]

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    Don’t Let Fear Stop You from Planning a Construction Career Day

Don’t Let Fear Stop You from Planning a Construction Career Day

By Cherie Foerster, Executive Director of The Builders Exchange of Texas Education Council

“Organizing a successful construction career day is so easy,” said no one…ever. However, “organizing a successful construction career day is fun and rewarding” can be heard from […]

September 30th, 2015|Build Your Future|0 Comments|