Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

Women Are Leading the Construction Industry — and It's Paying Off

Women are finding they have a better future in construction than they first realize.

We Build, We Fight: How the Navy Seabees Combine Construction & Combat (Middle East)

Learn how the Seabees helped build the foundation for U.S. military success in part four of a five-part series, focusing on the Middle East.

Crane Industry Connects with the Next Generation

Crane Industry Services connected with local students through a Power Up Workshop.

GEN NXT: Ashton White

Ashton White, postsecondary winner of the 2018 SkillsUSA Masonry competition, is a great representation of the future of the construction workforce.

The Magical Side of Construction

From creating faux cocoa beans and butterbeer to moving gears and pipework, Julie and her team show a magical side of construction.

Shelby County Camp Teaches Girls Construction

Some teenage girls spend their summers by the pool, but 15 girls in Shelby County are spending it doing construction.

Yes! You Can Do It!

Eight tips for women in construction (and inspirational advice in general).

WiOPS - Expansion and the Next Three Years

This year it seemed more important than ever before to reflect and ask, "What am I doing to bring about change for the women in our industry?"

I Changed the Path of My Life and Had the Time of My Life Doing It

Because it was in technical school that I built skills and confidence to do what I really wanted to do.

Unique Event Introduces Girls to Careers in Construction

The goal of Power UP is to inspire mothers and daughters to be empowered by the construction industry.

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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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