Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog

Introducing OSHA Mom

As a mom—three times as old as some of my classmates—I bet I’ve been in the emergency room three times more than most of them.

Safety Never Goes Out of Style

Not only does safety dictate the quality of work produced, but it directly affects every individual that sets foot in the structure thereafter.

Five Reasons Why Millennials Are Great For The Construction Industry

Much has been written about millennials and how they differ from previous generations in their approach to work – and careers in general.

How Sponsorship is Attracting Millennials Into Construction

As a construction company owner, attracting the attention of millennial workers is only half the challenge.

Millennials: Why They Belong on Your Team

Megan Wild offers a fresh perspective on the millennial generation and explains why they are a great fit for the construction industry!

Inside the Mind of a Millennial

Regardless of the drive and work ethic outlining the experience on our resume, the millennial stigma raises quite a few red flags in the workplace.

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.