Breaking Ground:
The NCCER Blog



Redefining Success

3/16/2017
Careers in the construction industry are not presented on the cookie-cutter, sampler platter of ideal majors to pursue.

Barbies, Bows and Steel Toed Boots

3/9/2017
If we are to encourage women to pursue careers they love, we have to first start by increasing the possibilities set before them.

Why Women are Good for Construction

3/2/2017
In the United States, women represent less than 9 percent of construction workers, according to 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Supporting Girls in STEM Careers

2/23/2017
STEM is the ability to develop a set of thinking that is embraced with creativity at work and in our lives.

Best Practice Profile: ABC, Greater Michigan Chapter

2/16/2017
In 2012, as a response to the growing shortage of craft professionals within the state, ABC GMC developed a culture of “grow our own.”

Adapting Training to Next Gen Learners

2/9/2017
As contractors focus on recruiting, an important piece to the process is adapting training to tech savvy employees.

World of Opportunity in Career and Technical Education: Energy

2/2/2017
The employment outlook within many career paths related to Career and Technical Education (CTE) has shifted greatly over the last several decades.

It’s Hard to See the Picture When You're In the Frame

1/26/2017
During my career, I have sought mentors many times. I have learned that whatever your responsibilities, you can learn from those with more experience.

KBR’s Fort Polk Pipefitting Program Graduates Eight Active Duty Soldiers

1/19/2017
On August 16, 2016 KBR launched the training program to train active duty soldiers under the Army’s Career Skills Program (CSP).

Craft Training Redefines Life Behind Bars

1/12/2017
NCCER training benefits correctional facilities through reduced costs and improved safety.

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About NCCER

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.