Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

Training the Next Generation

An innovative partnership between Sundt Construction and Central Arizona College (CAC) is training the next generation of skilled trade workers.

What You Should Know About Recruiting Gen Z

What should you know about recruiting Gen Z? Check out these five tips.

When You Least Expect It! - Careers in Construction

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

We never think to equate mathematics to a possible career in the construction industry.

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

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!

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

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

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

What Are You Doing This Summer?

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

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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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.