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.

Heavy Equipment Operations

Heavy Equipment Innovation and Opportunity

By Craig Yager, Training Instructor/Developer at Komatsu

Cultures around the world are evolving regardless of political climates and regulation. A common thread in the cultural tapestry is technology. Our lives are dominated by technology of some type, be it smart […]

November 3rd, 2016|Craft & Industry|0 Comments|

Heavy Equipment Operations Graduates in High Demand

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

The heavy equipment operations training program at Central Arizona College (CAC) started in the mid-1970s and is one of the college’s oldest courses of study. The state’s mining, agriculture, highway and construction industries […]

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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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    Apprentices Gunning for Experience Build Rifle Range for Local Police

Apprentices Gunning for Experience Build Rifle Range for Local Police

By Cheryl Stewart, Executive Director of the Inland Northwest Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

A few years ago, a chance meeting with a local law enforcement official started a chain of events that led our AGC chapter […]

January 26th, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|
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    Technology Roadshow Seeks the Best and the Brightest for Construction

Technology Roadshow Seeks the Best and the Brightest for Construction

By Jeff Winke, Guest Contributor

The construction industry needs individuals who can perform many diverse and detailed tasks, including those who create digital models of a construction site, operate million-dollar machines and those who map the features of a construction […]

Inspiring Pride and Passion for Heavy Equipment Operation

By L.J. Zielke, President of Allied Career Training

As with all craft areas, proper training is critical in heavy equipment operation. Aside from the obvious safety issues, heavy equipment operators are responsible for running and maintaining highly complex machines that […]