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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Why Women are Good for Construction

This blog was originally featured on Centered On Safety and has been reprinted with permission.

By Debbie Dickinson, Guest Contributor

In the United States, women represent less than 9 percent of construction workers, according to 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, […]

Best Practice Profile: ABC, Greater Michigan

This blog has been reprinted from pathways.nccer.org. For more program profiles, visit the Best Practice Profiles resource page.

In 2012, as a response to the growing shortage of craft professionals within the state, Associated Builders & Contractors Greater Michigan Chapter […]

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    KBR’s Fort Polk Pipefitting Program Graduates Eight Active Duty Soldiers

KBR’s Fort Polk Pipefitting Program Graduates Eight Active Duty Soldiers

This blog was originally posted on Construction Citizen and was reprinted with permission.

By Heath Culbertson, Guest Contributor

On December 20, KBR and the Fort Polk Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) celebrated the accomplishments of eight active duty […]

Craft Training Redefines Life Behind Bars

By Chris Towery, Guest Contributor

In recent years, a growing number of correctional facilities across the country have added NCCER craft training to their educational programming, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive across several fronts. Foremost, the training significantly […]

January 12th, 2017|Training Programs|1 Comment|

AGC New Mexico Builds Career Pathways in Rural Areas

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

In 2009, the Associated General Contractors New Mexico (AGC-NM), an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor, established the New Mexico Building Education Foundation (NMBEF) to develop a skilled workforce that meets the industry’s current and […]

December 29th, 2016|Training Programs|0 Comments|

Female Veterans Fill the Gap for Trained Pipefitters

Written by Shannon Winslow-Claunch, Guest Contributor

Since 1967, S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd., has served the refining, petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper, midstream, power and infrastructure sectors throughout the country. S&B is a fully integrated engineering, procurement and construction company […]

November 24th, 2016|Training Programs|1 Comment|

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|

Careers in Construction Roadmap

By Kayleen McCabe, Host of Rescue Renovation on DIY Network

This Friday I’m hitting the road for a five-day, 1,400-mile trip that can be summed up in one word: Education.

Notice I didn’t say trades education, even though the trip might […]

October 20th, 2016|Build Your Future|1 Comment|

Why not construction? I know why, but you might not like it

By Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Marketing, PR and Build Your Future at NCCER

So why hasn’t the construction industry been able to change the public’s perception of careers in the industry? Why aren’t more young people choosing careers in construction? […]

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    Michigan Career Quest Introduces Construction Careers to Students

Michigan Career Quest Introduces Construction Careers to Students

By Jen Schottke, Membership & Marketing Director for Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter

According to recent research, 37.5 million baby boomers will retire in the next decade, yet only 21 million workers will enter the workforce to replace […]