Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



Uncovering the Ultimate Math Playground within the Construction Industry

10/19/2017
We never think to equate mathematics to a possible career in the construction industry.

Q&A: Inside the Mind of a Young Craft Professional

10/12/2017
Next week, Luke Dutton is representing the United States of America in the WorldSkills Bricklaying Competition.

Building My Always and Forever: From No! You Can't to I Know I Can!

10/5/2017
I was 6 years old when my mom remarried this grand, tall, muscular, teddy bear and kind man, who still to this day is my larger than life super-hero.

The Talent is There, You Just Need to Get Involved

9/28/2017
Whether you need to fill three or three hundred positions, SkillsUSA is a great place to start your search.

Build More Than a Career. Build a Life.

9/20/2017
Fortunately for many of us, there are still careers where builders thrive and earn more money than their cubicle counterparts.

The Value of a Diverse Workforce

9/14/2017
By rethinking the meaning of diversity, we can begin to understand the value it can bring to our industry.

Creating a Sustainable Solution

9/7/2017
While labor shortage predictions and skills gap statistics continue to flood our industry’s newsfeeds, what’s unclear is the sustainable solution.

Critical Mentorship & Tomorrow’s Challenge

8/31/2017
The greatest challenge faced by the construction industry today is the challenge of tomorrow.

WiOPS: 5 Years Later

8/24/2017
Mentoring and the benefits it provides both the mentor and the individual mentored (mentee) is unquantifiable.

WiOPS: From the Ground Up

8/16/2017
Our goal was for the mentoring of women in construction to aid in the development of future leaders.

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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.