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How Knox County Schools Gets Students and the Community Excited About CTE

Promoting and raising money for career and technical education (CTE) programs is no easy task, which is why the Knox County School District in Tennessee decided to do things a little differently.

Wages for Craft Professionals on the Rise

According to NCCER’s 2014 Craft Professional Wage Survey, wages for craft professionals continue to rise with the average annual salary being more than $50,000, excluding overtime, per diem, bonuses or other benefits.

Connecting Industry and Education at the Construction Career Pathways Conference

Connecting secondary and postsecondary education with industry was the focus of NCCER’s Construction Careers Pathways Conference last November in Nashville, Tennessee.

CTE Month: Its Meaning, Benefits and Connections to Construction

This month, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is celebrating Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, an annual celebration of CTE professionals and partners.

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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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