Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

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.

Soft Skills: The Other Side of Construction

The professionalism of our industry is illustrated by the work ethic, communication and teamwork present on each and every construction site.

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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.