Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

It’s a Small World, After All

The challenges the construction industry faces are transcending national boundaries more than ever before.

The 2015 National Craft Championships from a Competitor’s Perspective

Each year the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) hosts its National Craft Championships to celebrate the training and education efforts of member contractors.

Achieving Energy Efficiency to Support a Growing Industry

As construction experts and economists forecast for 2015, there is agreement about two things: the construction industry is positioned for growth, and there are not enough skilled workers to meet the growing demand.

Construction Needs Women, and Women Need Opportunity

While more and more women break down barriers in the construction industry, we still have a long way to go!

Summer Camp Attracts Girls to the Construction Industry

One of our goals at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is to reach out to our communities and mentor young girls about available career opportunities in the construction industry.

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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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