SkillsUSA

NCCER is proud to support SkillsUSA at their National Leadership and Skills Conference. In 2018 and for the ninth consecutive year, NCCER sponsored the SkillsUSA Carpentry Competition, and for the sixth consecutive year, NCCER sponsored the SkillsUSA Masonry Competition.

These competitions showcase the career options within the construction industry, as well as the opportunities available in today's high school and college career and technical education programs. Through events like these, NCCER and the Build Your Future (BYF) initiative create valuable connections between construction industry employers and young, emerging craft professionals.

The competitions 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.


Carpentry Competition Industry Involvement

Members of the 2018 national technical committee for carpentry included Terry Westerman of ClarkDeitrich Building Systems; Robyn Bucknam of DEWALT; Boyd Worsham of The Haskell Company; Jay Wetterhus of Morton Buildings, Inc.; Tracy Chambers of Nabholz; and Steve Greene of NCCER.   

A national education team assisted the carpentry national technical committee. Members included Troy Rupp, Beth Zimmerman and Les Zimmerman from Alexandria Technical and Community College in Minnesota.


Carpentry Competition Sponsors

NCCER would like to thank the following organizations for supporting America’s youth through their generous support of the 2018 SkillsUSA Carpentry competition:
2018-Carpentry-Sponsors

Masonry Competition Industry Involvement

Members of the 2018 national technical committee for masonry included Bryan Light of BIA Southeast; John Bongiovanni of Bon Tools; Ray Leonard of The Brick Industry Association; Greg Ferree of Lehigh; Kim Haley of Marshalltown Co.; Jeff Buczkiewicz of Mason Contractors Association of America; Tim O’Toole of Mason Contractors Association of America; Bob Melton of Masonry Institution of Tennessee; Jason Thompson of National Concrete Masonry Association; Ryan Shaver of North Carolina Masonry  Contractors Association; Dan Belcher of NCCER; Peter Kiley of Oldcastle Architectural; Nick Blohowiak of Spec Mix; Brian Carney of Spec Mix; and Daniel Furr of Stalite.

A national education team assisted the masonry national technical committee. Members included Al Herndon of Florida; Toni Herndon of Florida; Dan Hiltebeitel of Pennsylvania; Curtis Hoover of Massachusetts; Todd Larson of Wisconsin; Richard McKnight of South Carolina; and Richard Nagy of Ohio.

Masonry Competition Sponsors

NCCER would like to thank the following organizations for supporting America’s youth through their generous support of the 2018 Masonry competition: A.C. Krebs Co.; Belden Brick Company; BON Tools; The Brick Industry Association; Brixment; Build Your Future; Calculated Industries; iQ Power Tools; JagClamp; Marshalltown; Mason Contractors Association of America; Masonry Institute of Tennessee; Milwaukee Tools; Multiquip; National Concrete Masonry Association; Oldcastle Architectural; Pearson; Portland Cement Association; Spec Mix; Stabila; and Stalite.