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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Maintaining a Skilled Workforce in Northwest Arkansas

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Since 1994, the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation (ACEF), an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor, has been preparing individuals for construction careers. ACEF serves over 700 apprentices across the state. One of ACEF’s training facilities […]

December 22nd, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

NCCER Now and Then: Building the Framework

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 […]

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 […]

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    CTE Month Celebrates Opportunities for Construction Career Success

CTE Month Celebrates Opportunities for Construction Career Success

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

This February, NCCER, in collaboration with the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), is celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®. CTE Month offers career and […]

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    The Path to Success: Q&A with Chuck Goodrich, President of Gaylor Electric

The Path to Success: Q&A with Chuck Goodrich, President of Gaylor Electric

By Amy Saxton, Communications Manager for NCCER

In the fall 2015 issue of The Cornerstone, out in October, we look at where some of industry’s top professionals started out and how their training led to where they are now. Construction is […]

August 11th, 2015|Craft & Industry|1 Comment|
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    Construction Calculators Help Students Develop Applied Math Skills for the Crafts

Construction Calculators Help Students Develop Applied Math Skills for the Crafts

By Mike Greenan, Guest Contributor

Calculated Industries (CI), a long-time partner of NCCER, provides specialty calculators for NCCER training programs throughout the country that teach Core Curriculum, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Pipefitting, Millwright and Ironworking. When educators and trainers became aware […]

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    12 Steps to Creating a Successful Industry and Education Partnership

12 Steps to Creating a Successful Industry and Education Partnership

By Jason Herndon, Training Specialist for DuPont Titanium Technologies

Over the past few years, the DuPont manufacturing site in New Johnsonville, Tennessee, has struggled to find qualified applicants to fill vacant mechanical and instrument and electrical technician positions. According to a […]

December 3rd, 2014|Training Programs|0 Comments|
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    Making the Transition: How My Military Experience Led to a Career in Construction

Making the Transition: How My Military Experience Led to a Career in Construction

By Josh Hunt, Lead Journeyman Electrician at ISC Constructors, LLC

When I joined the Navy Seabees, otherwise known as the U.S. Navy Construction Battalion, I was a 19-year-old college dropout who knew very little about them. As soon as I […]

November 12th, 2014|Build Your Future|1 Comment|

Young Women in Construction: My Journey into Construction

By Ashley Rooker, Electrical Apprentice at Gaylor Electric

This June, I was hired on as an electrical apprentice at Gaylor Electric in Noblesville, Ind. After completing the four-year apprenticeship program, I plan on becoming a manager. However, becoming an electrician was not […]