Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



Why You Don’t Need a College Degree to Land a Great Job

10/18/2018
Work ethic, drive and other individual characteristics are far better factors to consider when hiring - something the construction industry practices.

Who’s Who in Apprenticeship?

10/11/2018
Meet this year nation’s top seven AFSA apprentices and learn about their experience in the fire sprinkler industry.

Celebrating Careers in Construction Month in Your Community

10/4/2018
CICM is a nationwide campaign designed to increase public awareness and inspire the next generation of construction craft professionals.

UpSkill Houston: Working to Close the Skills Gap

9/27/2018
Bryant Black shares how the Greater Houston Partnership came to be and how they are focusing on closing the skills gap in Houston, Texas.

Connecting Industry and Education by Thinking Outside the Box

9/20/2018
Check out how these organizations are introducing construction and offering training to both secondary and postsecondary students.

Good-bye Children, Hello Students

9/13/2018
It’s up to us to ensure students learn about all the opportunities available in the construction industry.

Workforce Shortages: The Commodity of Skills

9/6/2018
If we work together, we can make the changes necessary to keep up with demand and continue building America’s future.

GEN NXT: Ashton White

8/30/2018
Ashton White, postsecondary winner of the 2018 SkillsUSA Masonry competition, is a great representation of the future of the construction workforce.

Restoring the Dignity of Work

8/23/2018
Revitalizing our nation’s workforce development system is a step toward addressing the skilled shortage of construction craft professionals.

The Magical Side of Construction

8/16/2018
From creating faux cocoa beans and butterbeer to moving gears and pipework, Julie and her team show a magical side of construction.

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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.

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