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.

Women in Construction

Build Me Up, Buttercup

By Carrington Fox, Author of Build Me Up, Buttercup Blog

Before enrolling in construction school at my local college of applied technology last fall, I was a writer. For two decades, I worked for newspapers and magazines, writing everything from […]

Barbies, Bows and Steel Toed Boots

By Kirstyn Quandt, Communications Manager for NCCER

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s the age-old question we are asked throughout the course of our childhood and for some, the most widely-contemplated decision that makes adulthood utterly […]

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, […]

Supporting Girls in STEM Careers

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

By Eboni Camille Chillis, Ph.D., Coordinator of Career, Technical & Agricultural Education, Clayton County Public Schools, Guest Contributor

Technology (STEM) is all around us. […]

February 23rd, 2017|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|

Powering Girls up for Careers in Construction

By Dr. Mittie Cannon, Director of Training and Workforce Development for Robins & Morton

As we celebrate Women in Construction Week from March 6-12, we should use this as an opportunity to promote construction careers to women of all ages. […]

Guam Celebrates Careers in Construction Month

By Herbert “Bert” Johnston, Education Director at GCA Trades Academy

Hafa adai!

October is a busy month for the Guam Contractors Association as we recognize Careers in Construction Month. The month typically starts off with a large picnic where member firms […]

October 27th, 2015|Build Your Future|0 Comments|

Craft Training is for Everyone

By Deborah Blackburn, Guest Contributor

According to the recent blog Shop Courses, Crafts and Creativity by Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein in Psychology Today, research shows that engineers and scientists with a background in the crafts are more successful than those […]

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 […]