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    NCCER Sponsors 2013 SkillsUSA Carpentry and Masonry Competitions

    For Immediate Release

    Alachua, Fla. — For the fourth consecutive year, NCCER is sponsoring the SkillsUSA Carpentry Competition at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. on June 24 – 28, 2013. For the first time this year, NCCER will also sponsor the SkillsUSA Masonry Competition. These competitions showcase the construction industry and demonstrate the rewarding career paths and opportunities available in today's high school and technical college programs.

    The contests are planned by technical committees made up of industry representatives and are designed to test the skills needed for successful entry‑level performance in given occupational fields. Due to their tremendous importance, safety practices and procedures are also judged as a component of each contestant’s overall score.

    As the event sponsor, NCCER creates the competition guidelines, brings together industry members to serve as judges and technical committee members and gathers contributions for contest supplies. NCCER would like to thank carpentry committee chair Boyd Worsham of The Haskell Company and masonry committee chair Bryan Light of The Brick Industry for leading the way in organizing this year’s events.

    Through events like these, NCCER and the Build Your Future (BYF) initiative provide valuable opportunities for construction industry employers to connect with a pipeline of young, emerging craft professionals. BYF provides a variety of resources to help young people find the right careers in construction, and oversees Careers in Construction Month during October to encourage industry and education to partner and host construction career events throughout the country.

    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 SkillsUSA – SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education. It sponsors the SkillsUSA Championships annually to recognize the achievements of career and technical education students and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen occupations.

    About Build Your Future – The goal of the Build Your Future (BYF) initiative is to lead new potential construction industry candidates as well as incumbent workers to opportunities for job placement, advanced education and training and ultimately long-term rewarding careers in the construction industry. BYF is led by NCCER under the Choose Construction Initiative. For more information, visit

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