Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

Creating a Safer Workplace Through Young Worker Training

Young workers between the ages of 16 to 24, have the highest rates of work-related injuries and illnesses compared to any other age group.

A Culture of Quality

When companies are committed to the safety, education and growth of their employees, a positive energy resonates throughout their entire workforce.

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.

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?

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.

Supporting Girls in STEM Careers

STEM is the ability to develop a set of thinking that is embraced with creativity at work and in our lives.

Best Practice Profile: ABC, Greater Michigan Chapter

In 2012, as a response to the growing shortage of craft professionals within the state, ABC GMC developed a culture of “grow our own.”

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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.