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NCCER’s construction craft training programs are utilized in more federal, state and private correctional facilities than any other construction program. We understand the importance of providing a fully standardized program that includes personnel training and certification, curriculum, credentials, and clear career pathways to residents with a goal of successful re-entry into the workforce.

NCCER for Corrections

NCCER’s comprehensive workforce development system provides correctional facilities with everything they need to implement successful construction craft training programs.

Personnel training and support

Our comprehensive program provides training for your directors and managers and includes instructor, proctor, and evaluator certifications. Whether you choose to use staff, residents or third-party instructors, our systematic training and resources provide the support they need to feel confident in delivering the materials.

Structured curricula

We offer curriculum in over 40 different craft areas that allow you to choose the titles that best fit your budget, facility, and local employer needs. All of our curricula are developed and updated in conjunction with subject matter experts to ensure they meet the needs of the construction industry. It also meets the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship time requirements and includes knowledge and performance tests that result in credentials. These credentials are stored in our secure online database and provide your learners with certificates and wallet cards that allow potential employers to verify their knowledge and skills after release.

Connecting with potential employers

NCCER has worked hard to educate our network of employers and training facilities on the value of providing second chance opportunities to those learners reentering the workforce. Our team of workforce development managers can assist your organization in connecting with employers.

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Explore Programs & Crafts

NCCER offers curricula for over 40 craft areas with a modular-based training system that can be used in apprenticeship style training or can be custom curated to an organization’s specific needs. View several of our top crafts listed or click the button below to view our craft curriculum catalog.


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Brian Booker
Assistant Superintendent, Competitive Edge Partners, LLC
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NCCER Testimonial | Jason Haikey

Jason Haikey
Field Superintendent, Competitive Edge Partners, LLC

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