Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



Construction, CTE and Career Paths

2/22/2018
Preparing students for tomorrow’s workforce and offering clear pathways to credentials are just a few benefits of CTE.

Connecting Industry to Education

2/14/2018
To help bridge the skills shortage, employers need to work with educators to prepare students for skills that are in high demand.

Take Pride In What You've Built

2/8/2018
Wood Construction Coordinator Richard Campbell is a testament to the opportunities available in the construction industry.

We Can Fix This

2/1/2018
Companies like Southern Air Inc. are doing their best to leave craft industries stronger than how they found it.

Not Just for Games, Virtual Reality Is Now a Training Environment

1/25/2018
Simulators used in training and screening processes are making an impression in the construction industry.

Reducing The Learning Curve in Today's Latest Technologies

1/18/2018
Training is more than just opening the book, you need to delve into how to utilize the software to bring efficiencies to the organization.

Exoskeletons: Not Just for Iron Man

1/11/2018
Exoskeletons designed for craft professionals help increase the wearer's strength and endurance and reduce the stress caused by repetitive tasks.

How to Successfully Connect the Back Office to the Field

1/4/2018
Connecting the back office to the field means something much different today than it did twenty years ago.

The Challenge of Attracting Students to a Career in the Construction Industry

12/28/2017
How do we attract students to a career in the construction industry? This is the challenge we fight every day in the school system.

Training the Next Generation

12/21/2017
An innovative partnership between Sundt Construction and Central Arizona College (CAC) is training the next generation of skilled trade workers.

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About NCCER

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.