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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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 […]

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    ‘Build Your Future’ Promotes Construction Careers at the Local, State and National Levels

‘Build Your Future’ Promotes Construction Careers at the Local, State and National Levels

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

Since 1997, NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) initiative has focused on promoting construction careers to communities throughout the country. What started as a satellite teleconference broadcasted to more than 300,000 students among nearly […]

Rhode Island Home Show Puts CTE Students to Work

By Louis Cotoia, National Director of the Rhode Island Builders Association

The Rhode Island Builders Association (RIBA) recently held its 66th annual Home Show where the talents of local career and technical education (CTE) students were showcased for all to […]

D.C. Students Join the Tiny House Movement

By Amy King, Communications Manager for NCCER

The Academy of Construction and Design in Washington, D.C., has been a valuable community resource for career and technical education (CTE) since it opened its doors at Cardozo Senior High School in 2005. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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    How Knox County Schools Gets Students and the Community Excited About CTE

How Knox County Schools Gets Students and the Community Excited About CTE

By Buck Coatney, Work-Based Learning Coordinator for Knox County School District

Promoting and raising money for career and technical education (CTE) programs is no easy task, which is why the Knox County School District in Tennessee decided to do things […]

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    Implementing Today’s Training Principles for Student Success

Implementing Today’s Training Principles for Student Success

By Robert P. Leiby NBCT, Instructor for the Construction Management Academy at Applications and Research Laboratory

As a CTE instructor for more than 35 years, I have experienced a myriad of systemic change within education. Along with many of my […]