Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



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.

The Power of Passion

3/30/2017
When you’re new to the construction industry and sit down with Dr. Mittie Cannon, you can’t help but feel inspired.

Redefining Success

3/16/2017
Careers in the construction industry are not presented on the cookie-cutter, sampler platter of ideal majors to pursue.

Barbies, Bows and Steel Toed Boots

3/9/2017
If we are to encourage women to pursue careers they love, we have to first start by increasing the possibilities set before them.

Southern Arizona Construction Career Days

10/21/2016
Executive Director of the Arizona Transportation Builders Association Educators are often challenged to develop...

Careers in Construction Roadmap

10/20/2016
This Friday I’m hitting the road for a five-day, 1,400-mile trip that can be summed up in one word: Education. Notice I didn’t say...

How to Celebrate Careers in Construction Month in Your Community

10/6/2016
What started out as Careers in Construction Week back in 2005 has grown to encompass an entire month. For eight years, NCCER...

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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.