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    NCCER Partners with MCAA to Develop Masonry Training Program

    For Immediate Release

    Alachua, Fla. — NCCER is proud to announce its partnership with the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) to adapt NCCER’s current industry-standardized curricula and assessments to create a jointly-endorsed masonry training and certification program. The longterm goal of the partnership is to advance masonry workforce development nationally and to utilize the expertise of both organizations to develop and deliver comprehensive masonry training throughout North America and the world.

    “NCCER is excited to be working closely with MCAA to enhance the competency of masonry craft professionals,” said NCCER President Don Whyte. “Our shared long-term goal of building a masonry craft workforce with portable credentials makes MCAA an ideal strategic partner.”

    NCCER and MCAA will also work together to promote masonry training at secondary and post-secondary education levels that meet industry standards, ensuring seamless articulation between Secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and Post-secondary Technical College programs.

    “The MCAA is extremely pleased to be partnering with NCCER. While our priority is establishing effective apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs around the country, the impact this new alliance will have on all our industry training is very exciting,” said Jeff Buczkiewicz, president and CEO of MCAA. “Tapping into NCCER's current list of training sponsors and growing it will give our industry opportunities we have not seen before.”

    About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification, and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

    About MCAA – The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is the national trade association representing mason contractors. The MCAA is committed to preserving and promoting the masonry industry by providing continuing education, advocating fair codes and standards, fostering a safe work environment, recruiting future manpower, and marketing the benefits of masonry materials.

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