Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



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!

The Talent is There, You Just Need to Get Involved

9/28/2017
Whether you need to fill three or three hundred positions, SkillsUSA is a great place to start your search.

Build More Than a Career. Build a Life.

9/20/2017
Fortunately for many of us, there are still careers where builders thrive and earn more money than their cubicle counterparts.

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.

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.

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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.