Breaking Ground:
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Taking Action to Improve Ironworker Craft Training and Apprenticeships

The construction industry has been bemoaning craft labor shortages for years. It has been reported that as many as 2 million craft positions are unfilled because qualified workers aren’t available to do the job.

Implementing Today’s Training Principles for Student Success

As a CTE instructor for more than 35 years, I have experienced a myriad of systemic change within education

12 Steps to Creating a Successful Industry and Education Partnership

Over the past few years, the DuPont manufacturing site in New Johnsonville, Tennessee, has struggled to find qualified applicants to fill vacant mechanical and instrument and electrical technician positions.

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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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