Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



Signing Up for a Successful Career

6/7/2018
Signing days aren't just for sports ... see how the Great Michigan Construction Academy builds excitement for a career in construction.

Faith Technologies’ Apprenticeship Program Provides Opportunities for a Great Career

4/26/2018
Through their Ground Up Growth initiative, Faith Technologies is able to offer apprentices a great start to a life-long career.

From Teenage Helper to Safety Technician

4/19/2018
Frank Rosales started in the construction industry as a teenager helping his dad and is now working as a safety technician.

Ways a STEM Education Can Help You Succeed in the Construction Industry

4/12/2018
Let's take a closer look at how a STEM education can help you succeed in the construction industry.

Hard Hat Heroes: Making the Move from Military to Industry

11/30/2017
Although the transition from military to industry can be complicated, Hard Hat Heroes aims to help make it easier.

Q&A: Mark Davis, a Hard Hat Hero

11/22/2017
Mark is a veteran who, as Infantry, didn't have a construction MOS code, but has advanced quickly and was just recently promoted to Journeyman.

Q&A with Antonio Chavezplata, a Veteran and Craft Professional

11/17/2017
My proudest accomplishment was to work with so many outstanding Seabees with the "Can Do" attitude no matter what we faced during deployment.

Q&A: Lawrence Allen, a Hard Hat Hero

11/9/2017
Lawrence Allen is an Army veteran who was one of the first veterans to request an MOS code crosswalk through NCCER’s credentialing portal.

A Month for Heroes

11/2/2017
We'll be sharing success stories from veterans who have built careers in the construction industry - our Hard Hat Heroes.

An Apprenticeship, a Career and a Trading Card

10/26/2017
If you would have asked me in 1984 if I was going to go to school after I graduated, I would have said no way!

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About NCCER

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.