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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It’s Hard to See the Picture When You’re In the Frame

This blog was originally posted on the ACTE Educators in Action Blog and was reposted with permission.

By Rich Flotron, Region III Leadership Fellow, Guest Contributor

It’s been said that Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player ever, never won a championship […]

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    Tools to Establish a Long-term Career in Industrial Construction

Tools to Establish a Long-term Career in Industrial Construction

By Stacy Bell, Craft Talent Leader for TIC – The Industrial Company

A career in industrial construction can start out at either entry level or midlevel depending on if you dive into it right out of high school or technical […]

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    The Path to Success: A Q&A Series Featuring Industry’s Top Professionals

The Path to Success: A Q&A Series Featuring Industry’s Top Professionals

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 […]

Construction Needs Women, and Women Need Opportunity

By Mittie Cannon, Director of Workforce Development for Robins & Morton

While more and more women break down barriers in the construction industry, we still have a long way to go! Men continue to dominate the industry as skilled craft […]

Summer Camp Attracts Girls to the Construction Industry

By Linda A. Young, CBT, CIT, Co-Director of Camp NAWIC

One of our goals at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is to reach out to our communities and mentor young girls about available career opportunities in the […]

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    Connecting Industry and Education at the Construction Career Pathways Conference

Connecting Industry and Education at the Construction Career Pathways Conference

By Dan Belcher, Director of Workforce Development for NCCER

Connecting secondary and postsecondary education with industry was the focus of NCCER’s Construction Careers Pathways Conference last November in Nashville, Tennessee. The event took place prior to the Association for Career […]

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    Taking Action to Improve Ironworker Craft Training and Apprenticeships

Taking Action to Improve Ironworker Craft Training and Apprenticeships

By Tom Underhill, Executive Director of Steel Erectors Association of America

The construction industry has been bemoaning craft labor shortages for years. If you Google the topic, you’ll see reports from organizations such as the Associated General Contractors, FMI, NCCER, […]

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 […]