Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



An Apprenticeship, a Career and a Trading Card

10/26/2017
If you would have asked me in 1984 if I was going to go to school after I graduated, I would have said no way!

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.

Critical Mentorship & Tomorrow’s Challenge

8/31/2017
The greatest challenge faced by the construction industry today is the challenge of tomorrow.

WiOPS: From the Ground Up

8/16/2017
Our goal was for the mentoring of women in construction to aid in the development of future leaders.

A Call for More Mentoring in the Construction Industry

8/3/2017
Advice from a veteran: ‘Eat lunch where you don’t belong’

A Summer Spent Soul-Searching

7/31/2017
Maybe I will spend two years in an apprenticeship to become a welder. Maybe I will become an ironworker.

Internships Provide Invaluable Experience

7/27/2017
Internships are a great way to gain valuable industry experience as you get your feet wet in a real-world setting.

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!

Ice Cream vs. Industry

7/6/2017
As much as I wish cookie dough connoisseur was part of my daily job description, not all summer jobs prepare us for our future career path.

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.

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About NCCER

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.