Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

Introducing OSHA Mom

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.

Want Deeper Learning? Get Outside of the Classroom.

Companies want to hire workers with experience, but how are you supposed to gain experience if you can’t find that first job?

The Importance of Career Readiness and Authentic Business Engagement

Imagine interviewing a candidate who lacks interpersonal skills and has less-than-average communication abilities.

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.

Build Me Up, Buttercup

I do not hail from particularly handy people. My family kept our tools in a kitchen drawer, next to the drawer with the whisk and the lemon zester.

Redefining Success

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

World of Opportunity in Career and Technical Education: Energy

The employment outlook within many career paths related to Career and Technical Education (CTE) has shifted greatly over the last several decades.

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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.