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.


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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding the Next Generation of Craft Professionals

By Melissa Hockstad, vice president of petrochemicals for American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers

The following blog was reprinted with permission from AFPM and was originally published on June 24, 2016.

One of the most significant challenges facing the fuel and petrochemical […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

D.C. Students Join the Tiny House Movement

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

The Academy of Construction and Design in Washington, D.C., has been a valuable community resource for career and technical education (CTE) since it opened its doors at Cardozo Senior High School in 2005. […]