Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

The Power of Passion

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

Redefining Success

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

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

Executive Director of the Arizona Transportation Builders Association Educators are often challenged to develop...

Careers in Construction Roadmap

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

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

CEF of North Texas Stays on the Cutting Edge of Training

As one of the first craft training organizations to utilize NCCER craft training, the Construction Education Foundation...

‘Build Your Future’ Promotes Construction Careers at the Local, State and National Levels

Since 1997, NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) initiative has focused on promoting construction careers to communities throughout the country.

Finding the Next Generation of Craft Professionals

One of the most significant challenges facing the fuel and petrochemical industries is finding the next generation of craft professionals...

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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.