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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    Local ABC Chapter’s Investment in NCCER Pays Major Dividends

Local ABC Chapter’s Investment in NCCER Pays Major Dividends

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

As one of the largest NCCER training providers in the 1990s, the Pelican Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) in Louisiana played a prominent role in both NCCER’s birth and subsequent growth. […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

11 Steps to Creating a Simulated Workplace in the Classroom

By Dr. Philip Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent for Career and Technical Education at Alabama State Department of Education

Last year the Alabama State Department of Education launched its Alabama Simulated Workplace initiative to transform the culture of career and technical education […]

NCDPI Leads an Entire State to CTE Excellence

By Craig Pendergraft, Education Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) oversees the state’s entire public school system, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2010, the NCDPI became an NCCER […]

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Four Titles That Can Transform Your Training Program

By Patty Bird, Senior Manager of Projects at NCCER

Just as the methods and materials used in the construction industry have changed over time, so has the training of craft professionals. Longstanding tradition held that workers would learn a craft […]

Going Beyond the Textbook

By Art Sanchez, Facility Manager and Lead Plumbing Instructor at Associated Builders and Contractors of Southern California

When I was hired as a plumbing instructor, I was told that one of my responsibilities at the Associated Builders and Contractors’ Southern […]

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 […]

Connecting Veterans and the Construction Industry

By Heath Culbertson, Veteran Liaison for KBR

As our military continues to reduce its force, numerous veterans are seeking civilian employment. I was in this position just a few short months ago after I retired from the Air Force under […]