Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

A Career in Construction Offers More Than Just a Paycheck

Looking back at my own career, I can’t imagine where I would be today without the construction industry. The impact it’s had on me is indescribable.

The ROI of Partnering with Education

It is not unusual to hear employers talk about partnerships with education as having no real ROI.

A Skilled Workforce Requires Industry Commitment

As the construction industry continues to recover and a highly competitive market re-emerges, it is critical for contractors to have an effective workforce development program.

Mitigating the Labor Supply Risk

In the fourth year of economic recovery, workforce shortage concerns continue to rise.

STEM + Skills = Construction Careers

Half of all STEM jobs are in manufacturing, health care or construction industries, and these skilled jobs frequently demand STEM knowledge.

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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.


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