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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Soft Skills: The Other Side of Construction

By Kirstyn Quandt, Communications Manager for NCCER

What defines a craft professional?

Technical skill constitutes a large portion of the job description, but the professionalism of our industry is further illustrated by the work ethic, communication and teamwork present on each […]

Build Me Up, Buttercup

By Carrington Fox, Author of Build Me Up, Buttercup Blog

Before enrolling in construction school at my local college of applied technology last fall, I was a writer. For two decades, I worked for newspapers and magazines, writing everything from […]

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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 […]

AGC New Mexico Builds Career Pathways in Rural Areas

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

In 2009, the Associated General Contractors New Mexico (AGC-NM), an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor, established the New Mexico Building Education Foundation (NMBEF) to develop a skilled workforce that meets the industry’s current and […]

December 29th, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

The Future of Workforce Development Starts Now

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Regardless of the technological advancements that are developed, the most important part of the construction industry is its people. After all, that is what workforce development is all about. From craft professionals to […]

One Industry, One Training Program

By Chris Towery, Guest Contributor

In order to transform an industry and make significant, lasting changes, leaders have to come together and agree upon the greater mission. Fortunately, NCCER’s founders understood the necessity for this type of collaboration and were […]

September 8th, 2016|Craft & Industry|0 Comments|

SENA Brings NCCER Training to Colombia

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

NCCER programs have been utilized in countries outside of the U.S. since the beginning through domestic Accredited Training Sponsors. However, as the first international NCCER training sponsor, Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA) began […]

NCCER Now and Then: Laying the Foundation

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Over the next few weeks, Breaking Ground will feature blogs about NCCER’s early beginnings as we celebrate 20 years of service to the construction industry. We hope you enjoy this trip down memory […]

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 […]

Instead of Raising Wage, Focus on Workforce

By Brian Sampson, President of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire State Chapter

The following blog has been republished with permission from the Ithaca Journal and was originally published on March 29, 2016.

As we enter what is likely to be […]