Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

What Are You Doing This Summer?

For the last 14 years, my summers have consisted of the same thing: gainful employment in the construction industry!

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.

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.

Five Reasons Why Millennials Are Great For The Construction Industry

Much has been written about millennials and how they differ from previous generations in their approach to work – and careers in general.

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.

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?

The Importance of Career Readiness and Authentic Business Engagement

Imagine interviewing a candidate who lacks interpersonal skills and has less-than-average communication abilities.

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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.