Our Mission

Provide rigorous and relevant workforce development solutions that create opportunities for individual career advancement and support industry growth.

Our Vision

A qualified and successful workforce of diverse individuals whose lives were improved through construction education.

Core Values

The following principles have been ingrained into NCCER since our founding in 1996, and as we work toward achieving our mission and vision, NCCER will continue to apply these values in all of our activities.

  • Integrity: To maintain the trust of the industry by always doing what is right.

  • Credibility: To be regarded as the most reliable source of workforce development resources for industry.

  • Innovation: To continuously improve our products, programs and services to benefit the construction, maintenance, and pipeline industries.

  • Commitment: To have complete dedication to our stakeholders, our mission and goals.

  • Quality: To provide the industry with the premier resources for workforce development.

  • Industry Support: To uphold and serve the interests of the construction industry and our customers in everything that we do.

  • Customer Focus: To devote our resources to serving the best interests of our stakeholders and craftworkers at all levels of development.

  • Sustainable Career Opportunities: To ensure that craftworkers understand their opportunities for advancement and growth at every step of career development.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

All that matters: Safety, skills and YOU.

At NCCER we take pride in our mission to build a safe, productive and sustainable workforce of craft professionals. In over 25 years of supporting the construction and maintenance industries, we have been committed to providing access to high-quality training and industry-recognized credentials regardless of race, color, creed, age, sex or national origin. We have forged relationships with a broad range of partners, including the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) and the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC), to help our message and resources reach traditionally underrepresented groups in our industry. As an organization, NCCER believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to Build Their Future® by pursuing any of the numerous rewarding career opportunities available in construction. 

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