Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



A Summer Spent Soul-Searching

7/31/2017
Maybe I will spend two years in an apprenticeship to become a welder. Maybe I will become an ironworker.

Internships Provide Invaluable Experience

7/27/2017
Internships are a great way to gain valuable industry experience as you get your feet wet in a real-world setting.

Stuck in the Middle

7/20/2017
Middle age, middle seat and middle skills all have one perceived thing in common: mediocrity.

What Are You Doing This Summer?

7/13/2017
For the last 14 years, my summers have consisted of the same thing: gainful employment in the construction industry!

Ice Cream vs. Industry

7/6/2017
As much as I wish cookie dough connoisseur was part of my daily job description, not all summer jobs prepare us for our future career path.

Serious About Safety: Scout's Honor

6/22/2017
It’s clear that when young men learn how to put safety first they carry those lessons with them throughout their lives and into their careers.

Creating a Safer Workplace Through Young Worker Training

6/22/2017
Young workers between the ages of 16 to 24, have the highest rates of work-related injuries and illnesses compared to any other age group.

A Culture of Quality

6/15/2017
When companies are committed to the safety, education and growth of their employees, a positive energy resonates throughout their entire workforce.

Introducing OSHA Mom

6/8/2017
As a mom—three times as old as some of my classmates—I bet I’ve been in the emergency room three times more than most of them.

Safety Never Goes Out of Style

6/1/2017
Not only does safety dictate the quality of work produced, but it directly affects every individual that sets foot in the structure thereafter.

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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.