Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



Soft Skills: The Other Side of Construction

4/6/2017
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

3/30/2017
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

2/23/2017
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

2/16/2017
In 2012, as a response to the growing shortage of craft professionals within the state, ABC GMC developed a culture of “grow our own.”

Adapting Training to Next Gen Learners

2/9/2017
As contractors focus on recruiting, an important piece to the process is adapting training to tech savvy employees.

KBR’s Fort Polk Pipefitting Program Graduates Eight Active Duty Soldiers

1/19/2017
On August 16, 2016 KBR launched the training program to train active duty soldiers under the Army’s Career Skills Program (CSP).

AGC New Mexico Builds Career Pathways in Rural Areas

12/29/2016
AGC-NM’s direct involvement with the school includes delivering NCCER training to students through project-based learning.

Maintaining a Skilled Workforce in Northwest Arkansas

12/22/2016
Since 1994, the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation (ACEF) has been preparing individuals for construction careers.

Texas Industrial Company Opens New Training Facility

12/1/2016
Repcon, an EMCOR Industrial Services company, specializes in turnarounds and new construction for the refining...

Female Veterans Fill the Gap for Trained Pipefitters

11/24/2016
S&B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd., has served the refining, petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper...

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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.