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Q&A with Mike Barkett: Changes in the Construction Industry as a Result of MCEF

Pearson Education recently caught up with Mike Barkett, president of Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) to get an update on new developments that have emerged from his ongoing effort to build a quality construction workforce in Mississippi.

Northern Nevada: A New Frontier for Industry and Education Collaboration

With Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month upon us this February, I encourage secondary and postsecondary schools to not only collaborate with each other, but to also collaborate with local industry partners to attract young people to the construction industry.

Safety Training Impacts the Bottom Line

Ultimately, safety training increases the overall value of the company and industry.

Top 3 New Year’s Resolutions for the Construction Industry

It’s that time of year when we reflect on our accomplishments and set goals for a new and improved version of ourselves.

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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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