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Welders vs. Philosophers - Ignore Media Sophistry

On November 10, 2015, during the GOP presidential debate, Sen. Marco Rubio boldly stated that "welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."

Is the Construction Industry Facing a Skilled Labor Cliff?

After decades of facing periodic workforce challenges, many of today’s construction industry leaders seem to have become habituated to the idea of a looming skilled workforce cliff.

From Military to Construction, Veterans Provide Continued Leadership

The Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Pelican Chapter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Bayou Chapter in New Orleans are home to some of the largest training centers along the Gulf Coast.

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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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