Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

Adapting Training to Next Gen Learners

As contractors focus on recruiting, an important piece to the process is adapting training to tech savvy employees.

World of Opportunity in Career and Technical Education: Energy

The employment outlook within many career paths related to Career and Technical Education (CTE) has shifted greatly over the last several decades.

It’s Hard to See the Picture When You're In the Frame

During my career, I have sought mentors many times. I have learned that whatever your responsibilities, you can learn from those with more experience.

KBR’s Fort Polk Pipefitting Program Graduates Eight Active Duty Soldiers

On August 16, 2016 KBR launched the training program to train active duty soldiers under the Army’s Career Skills Program (CSP).

Craft Training Redefines Life Behind Bars

NCCER training benefits correctional facilities through reduced costs and improved safety.

Cornerstone of Craftsmanship: Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson is an NCCER-certified welder and a journey-level boilermaker and pipefitter.

AGC New Mexico Builds Career Pathways in Rural Areas

AGC-NM’s direct involvement with the school includes delivering NCCER training to students through project-based learning.

Maintaining a Skilled Workforce in Northwest Arkansas

Since 1994, the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation (ACEF) has been preparing individuals for construction careers.

The Future of Workforce Development Starts Now

Regardless of the technological advancements that are developed, the most important part of the construction industry is its people.

Foundations of Modern Safety

Throughout the years, the overall significance and culture of safety within the construction industry has increased exponentially.

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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.