Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

The Challenge of Attracting Students to a Career in the Construction Industry

How do we attract students to a career in the construction industry? This is the challenge we fight every day in the school system.

Training the Next Generation

An innovative partnership between Sundt Construction and Central Arizona College (CAC) is training the next generation of skilled trade workers.

What You Should Know About Recruiting Gen Z

What should you know about recruiting Gen Z? Check out these five tips.

When You Least Expect It! - Careers in Construction

This was truly what I least expected. I met so many people who work in various areas of the construction career pipeline.

Hard Hat Heroes: Making the Move from Military to Industry

Although the transition from military to industry can be complicated, Hard Hat Heroes aims to help make it easier.

Q&A: Mark Davis, a Hard Hat Hero

Mark is a veteran who, as Infantry, didn't have a construction MOS code, but has advanced quickly and was just recently promoted to Journeyman.

Q&A with Antonio Chavezplata, a Veteran and Craft Professional

My proudest accomplishment was to work with so many outstanding Seabees with the "Can Do" attitude no matter what we faced during deployment.

Q&A: Lawrence Allen, a Hard Hat Hero

Lawrence Allen is an Army veteran who was one of the first veterans to request an MOS code crosswalk through NCCER’s credentialing portal.

A Month for Heroes

We'll be sharing success stories from veterans who have built careers in the construction industry - our Hard Hat Heroes.

An Apprenticeship, a Career and a Trading Card

If you would have asked me in 1984 if I was going to go to school after I graduated, I would have said no way!

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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.