Gainesville, Fla.— NCCER is revising both the structure and content of the Contren® Learning Series Boilermaking curriculum.

The Level One curriculum will be restructured to include base metal preparation (formerly in Level Two), and additional information on swaging/staking tools, welding tips, and laser levels, as well as differentiating between cast steel and cast iron with procedures for each. Level One is scheduled to be released summer 2010.

“Boilermaking Level One will address introductory skills needed in the boilermaking profession with a focus on safety,” said Patty Bird, NCCER project manager. “The curriculum will give trainees a strong foundation of skills as they grow in their chosen profession.”

NCCER worked with subject matter experts representing contractors from around the country to introduce relevant industry material into the existing books.

Students successfully completing Boilermaking Level One through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials through the NCCER National Registry.

The following subject matter experts contributed to this curriculum: Raymond P. Garner, Jr., Constellation Energy; Roger Ivey, BE&K Construction Co.; Ed LePage, Cianbro Corp.; Mark Rash, Repcon Strickland; Gabriel Sanchez, Zachry Construction Corp.; Brain Walker, STARCON International, Inc.; Mike Wells, Qualified Contractors, Inc.