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Three Things All Good Leaders Practice

4/11/2019
Leaders need to work toward promoting their company and the construction industry as a whole to shorten the skilled labor shortage.

The Importance of Construction Craft Instructors

11/29/2018
Instructors shape the future of the industry and inspire the next generation of craft professionals.

Five Reasons to Thank a Craft Professional

11/20/2018
As we take time to reflect this upcoming Thursday, it’s easy to think of reasons to thank a craftsperson.

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

10/18/2018
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?

10/11/2018
Meet the nation's 2018 top seven AFSA apprentices and learn about their experience in the fire sprinkler industry.

Celebrating Careers in Construction Month in Your Community

10/4/2018
CICM is a nationwide campaign designed to increase public awareness and inspire the next generation of construction craft professionals.

Restoring the Dignity of Work

8/23/2018
Revitalizing our nation’s workforce development system is a step toward addressing the skilled shortage of construction craft professionals.

The Magical Side of Construction

8/16/2018
From creating faux cocoa beans and butterbeer to moving gears and pipework, Julie and her team show a magical side of construction.

Technology That's Improving Structural Integrity in Disaster-Prone Areas

6/21/2018
We can’t prevent natural disasters, but we can minimize the damage they cause. Here are few technologies being worked on.

Safety, People and Choices

5/10/2018
With Construction Safety Week, an industry-wide education and awareness event, upon us, it’s a good time to take a look at how we view safety.

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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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