Gainesville, Fla.—The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has revised both the structure and content of the Fundamentals for Crew Leadership, formerly Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader, curriculum. 


This stand-alone module has been revised with an emphasis on hands-on and soft skills training that can be used as a teaching tool for all crafts, including: communications, scheduling, estimating, leadership skills, policies and procedures, workplace discrimination, safety, accidents, OSHA and planning.

“We have found Fundamentals for Crew Leadership to be an extremely valuable resource in our efforts to train, equip and promote our employees as they strive to improve themselves and our company,” said Jay Tournquist, instructor and Master Trainer at Willmar Electric Service. “We have based a large part of our training on the principles presented in this module. I would encourage any company (in all trades) to examine this material, as you tackle the ever present hurdle of providing good quality leadership in the field.”   

Students successfully completing Fundamentals for Crew Leadership through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials verifiable through the NCCER Automated National Registry.

NCCER worked with subject matter experts representing industry and academia across the country to introduce relevant industry material into the existing book. For more information on NCCER curriculum, visit

The following subject matter experts contributed to this curriculum: John Ambrosia, HB Training & Consulting; Mark Hornbuckle, HB Training & Consulting; Harold (Hal) Heintz, ABC South Texas Chapter; Jonathan Liston, University of Georgia; Jay Tornquist, Willmar Electric Service; Wayne Tyson, Turner Industries Group, LLC; Antonio "Tony" Vazquez, Vision Quest Academy.