Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

Critical Mentorship & Tomorrow’s Challenge

The greatest challenge faced by the construction industry today is the challenge of tomorrow.

WiOPS: 5 Years Later

Mentoring and the benefits it provides both the mentor and the individual mentored (mentee) is unquantifiable.

WiOPS: From the Ground Up

Our goal was for the mentoring of women in construction to aid in the development of future leaders.

Legacy Mentoring

To get people to follow you and have your back, you need to follow them and have theirs.

A Call for More Mentoring in the Construction Industry

Advice from a veteran: ‘Eat lunch where you don’t belong’

A Summer Spent Soul-Searching

Maybe I will spend two years in an apprenticeship to become a welder. Maybe I will become an ironworker.

Internships Provide Invaluable Experience

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

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

What Are You Doing This Summer?

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

Ice Cream vs. Industry

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.

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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.