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Racing for Success with Career and Technical Education

My love for racing started at a very young age. My dad was a mechanic for a race team, and he would take me to the race track every Saturday night while he worked.

Flexible Training Through Distance Learning

Distance learning for craft training programs continues to gain popularity because it can be implemented around work schedules

Developing a Global Construction Skills-Based Curriculum: Is it Possible?

The lack of linkage between what is taught in schools and what is needed on the job front is one of the main drivers for the skilled global workforce shortage.

Why Academy-Style Training Works

Many contractors find it difficult to incorporate training into their project schedules. This is the primary reason why, for two decades, TIC has offered academy-style training for our apprentices.

Incorporating Careers in Construction Month in the Classroom

As Careers in Construction Month kicks off, educators and contractors may be wondering how to engage students of all ages.

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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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