Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

Hard Hat Heroes: Making the Move from Military to Industry

Although the transition from military to industry can be complicated, Hard Hat Heroes aims to help make it easier.

Q&A: Mark Davis, a Hard Hat Hero

Mark is a veteran who, as Infantry, didn't have a construction MOS code, but has advanced quickly and was just recently promoted to Journeyman.

Q&A with Antonio Chavezplata, a Veteran and Craft Professional

My proudest accomplishment was to work with so many outstanding Seabees with the "Can Do" attitude no matter what we faced during deployment.

Q&A: Lawrence Allen, a Hard Hat Hero

Lawrence Allen is an Army veteran who was one of the first veterans to request an MOS code crosswalk through NCCER’s credentialing portal.

A Month for Heroes

We'll be sharing success stories from veterans who have built careers in the construction industry - our Hard Hat Heroes.

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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.