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

Partnering to Grow Atlanta

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor HB NEXT is the education partner for Construction Ready, a national partnership that has become a key pathway to growing Atlanta. Construction Ready is a collaborative effort between the […]

November 10th, 2016|Training Programs|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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    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 […]

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 […]

Rhode Island Home Show Puts CTE Students to Work

By Louis Cotoia, National Director of the Rhode Island Builders Association

The Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA) recently held its 66th annual Home Show where the talents of local career and technical education (CTE) students were showcased for all to […]

Training and Education: It’s Time for a Change

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

The U.S. manufacturing industry reports that 600,000 positions opened in 2014, of which many were unfilled because of a growing shortage of skilled workers. According to the Center […]

Construction is More Than High Salaries

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

There’s no better time to work in the construction industry than now. With a growing skilled workforce shortage, salaries remain high and career opportunities are plentiful. […]

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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    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 […]