Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



What You Should Know About Recruiting Gen Z

12/14/2017
What should you know about recruiting Gen Z? Check out these five tips.

When You Least Expect It! - Careers in Construction

12/7/2017
This was truly what I least expected. I met so many people who work in various areas of the construction career pipeline.

Uncovering the Ultimate Math Playground within the Construction Industry

10/19/2017
We never think to equate mathematics to a possible career in the construction industry.

Q&A: Inside the Mind of a Young Craft Professional

10/12/2017
Next week, Luke Dutton is representing the United States of America in the WorldSkills Bricklaying Competition.

Building My Always and Forever: From No! You Can't to I Know I Can!

10/5/2017
I was 6 years old when my mom remarried this grand, tall, muscular, teddy bear and kind man, who still to this day is my larger than life super-hero.

Creating a Sustainable Solution

9/7/2017
While labor shortage predictions and skills gap statistics continue to flood our industry’s newsfeeds, what’s unclear is the sustainable solution.

Stuck in the Middle

7/20/2017
Middle age, middle seat and middle skills all have one perceived thing in common: mediocrity.

What Are You Doing This Summer?

7/13/2017
For the last 14 years, my summers have consisted of the same thing: gainful employment in the construction industry!

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.

Introducing OSHA Mom

6/8/2017
As a mom—three times as old as some of my classmates—I bet I’ve been in the emergency room three times more than most of them.

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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.