Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



From Education to Employment

5/2/2019
For eight years, the D. Samuels and Associates (DSA) firm has molded its position in construction by providing a niche of construction management projects to complement the Houston labor market.

Three Things All Good Leaders Practice

4/11/2019
Leaders need to work toward promoting their company and the construction industry as a whole to shorten the skilled labor shortage.

The Importance of Construction Craft Instructors

11/29/2018
Instructors shape the future of the industry and inspire the next generation of craft professionals.

Apprenticeship: The Buzz Word That May Very Well Help the Construction Industry

11/12/2018
What is apprenticeship; what does it mean; and why is it important?

Why You Don’t Need a College Degree to Land a Great Job

10/18/2018
Work ethic, drive and other individual characteristics are far better factors to consider when hiring - something the construction industry practices.

Who’s Who in Apprenticeship?

10/11/2018
Meet the nation's 2018 top seven AFSA apprentices and learn about their experience in the fire sprinkler industry.

UpSkill Houston: Working to Close the Skills Gap

9/27/2018
Bryant Black shares how the Greater Houston Partnership came to be and how they are focusing on closing the skills gap in Houston, Texas.

Connecting Industry and Education by Thinking Outside the Box

9/20/2018
Check out how these organizations are introducing construction and offering training to both secondary and postsecondary students.

Workforce Shortages: The Commodity of Skills

9/6/2018
If we work together, we can make the changes necessary to keep up with demand and continue building America’s future.

Restoring the Dignity of Work

8/23/2018
Revitalizing our nation’s workforce development system is a step toward addressing the skilled shortage of construction craft professionals.

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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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