Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

From Education to Employment

For eight years, the D. Samuels and Associates (DSA) firm has molded its position in construction by providing a niche of construction management projects to complement the Houston labor market.

Vortex Simulators Help Houston High School Prepare Students for Construction Careers

Vortex simulators are helping students stay safe, current and competitive.

The Building Doesn’t Need to Stop

All the hours of play as a kid don’t need to be thrown away. Rather, they can form the foundation of a solid career.

The Importance of Construction Craft Instructors

Instructors shape the future of the industry and inspire the next generation of craft professionals.

Apprenticeship: The Buzz Word That May Very Well Help the Construction Industry

What is apprenticeship; what does it mean; and why is it important?

Crane Industry Connects with the Next Generation

Crane Industry Services connected with local students through a Power Up Workshop.

Why You Don’t Need a College Degree to Land a Great Job

Work ethic, drive and other individual characteristics are far better factors to consider when hiring - something the construction industry practices.

Who’s Who in Apprenticeship?

Meet the nation's 2018 top seven AFSA apprentices and learn about their experience in the fire sprinkler industry.

UpSkill Houston: Working to Close the Skills Gap

Bryant Black shares how the Greater Houston Partnership came to be and how they are focusing on closing the skills gap in Houston, Texas.

Connecting Industry and Education by Thinking Outside the Box

Check out how these organizations are introducing construction and offering training to both secondary and postsecondary students.

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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.


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