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.

Safety Never Goes Out of Style

Not only does safety dictate the quality of work produced, but it directly affects every individual that sets foot in the structure thereafter.

How Sponsorship is Attracting Millennials Into Construction

As a construction company owner, attracting the attention of millennial workers is only half the challenge.

Inside the Mind of a Millennial

Regardless of the drive and work ethic outlining the experience on our resume, the millennial stigma raises quite a few red flags in the workplace.

A Strong Foundation Built on Soft Skills

I was always a decent student, but I believe what made me stand out was my ability to communicate and to carry out work.

Soft Skills: The Other Side of Construction

The professionalism of our industry is illustrated by the work ethic, communication and teamwork present on each and every construction site.

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.

Why Women are Good for Construction

In the United States, women represent less than 9 percent of construction workers, according to 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Adapting Training to Next Gen Learners

As contractors focus on recruiting, an important piece to the process is adapting training to tech savvy employees.

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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.