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.

Industry and Education Partnership

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 […]

October 21st, 2016|Build Your Future|0 Comments|

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, […]

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 […]

Training and Education: It’s Time for a Change

By Dr. Lonny Wright, Dean of Education and Training for PRIDE Ascend

The U.S. manufacturing industry reports that 600,000 positions opened in 2014, of which many were unfilled because of a growing shortage of skilled workers. According to the Center […]

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 […]

Preparing our Future Construction Workforce

Jim Kasik, NCCER Certified Instructor at Schuyler Central High School in Schuyler, Nebraska

Getting students excited about the field of construction not only helps build our future workforce, but it also motivates them to be more successful. In Nebraska, 99 […]

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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 […]

Training and Testing Are Not One Size Fits All

By Debbie Dickinson, CEO of Crane Industry Services

At a time when construction starts are growing in Georgia and the labor supply is failing to meet to demand, we need more support for workforce development needs, including expanded technical training […]

December 16th, 2015|Training Programs|1 Comment|

Is the Skills Gap Still a Problem?

Dan Belcher, Director of Workforce Development for NCCER

There is a high price paid in productivity, opportunity and prosperity when organizations can’t find workers to fill critical jobs. With a growing shortage of skilled craft professionals comes increased budgets and […]