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.

Construction Career Pathways

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 […]

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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 […]

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    Louisiana Sets the Standard for High School and College Craft Training Programs

Louisiana Sets the Standard for High School and College Craft Training Programs

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

As the first educational institutions to become NCCER Accredited Training Sponsors, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) were early role models in offering standardized, […]

Statewide Adoption of NCCER Curricula Benefits All

By Jay Eichmann, NCCER Certified Instructor for California’s Clovis Unified School District

There is a bit of controversy that surrounds Common Core standards in our country. Regardless of what side of the topic you are on, there are some aspects that […]

California’s InTech Center Unites Industry and Education

By Jennifer Poe, Lead Data Manager at Industrial Technical Learning Center

After a year of hard work by manufacturing and logistics industry partners, regional postsecondary educators and two workforce boards, the goal to open a regional training center in the […]

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 […]

11 Steps to Creating a Simulated Workplace in the Classroom

By Dr. Philip Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent for Career and Technical Education at Alabama State Department of Education

Last year the Alabama State Department of Education launched its Alabama Simulated Workplace initiative to transform the culture of career and technical education […]

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 […]