This section includes white papers, reports and statistics that provide insight into trends, projections and workforce development strategies for the construction industry, as well as best practices for education and implementation efforts of craft training.



Restoring the Dignity of Work:
Transforming the U.S. Workforce Development System into a World Leader

Published By NCCER, Construction Users Roundtable, Ironworkers/IMPACT and Construction Industry Institute
July 2018
Advocacy Document | PowerPoint Presentation (download PDF)



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The policies advocated in this document were developed by an industry-driven research team led by NCCER and the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and supported by the Construction Users Roundtable, Ironworkers/IMPACT and representatives from CII member firms. The following organizations endorse these policies:

  • ACE Mentoring
  • American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)
  • American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA)
  • Association for Skilled and Technical Services (ASTS)
  • Barton Malow
  • Bechtel
  • Brown & Root
  • Central Gulf Industrial Alliance (CGIA)
  • Cianbro Companies
  • Construction Labor Market Analyzer (CLMA)
  • Current Builders
  • Fluor Corporation
  • Gaylor Electric, Inc.
  • Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc. (GBRIA)
  • Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium (GSSC)
  • Hargrove
  • Jacobs
  • LPR Construction Company
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • National Academy of Construction (NAC)
  • National Insulation Association
  • National Maritime Education Council (NMEC) (Representing the Shipbuilding Industry)
  • National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
  • North American Crane Bureau (NACB)
  • Pearson
  • Power Up, Inc.
  • S&B Engineers and Constructors
  • SkillsUSA
  • Southeastern Construction Owners and Associates Roundtable (SCOAR)
  • Southern States Automotive Contractors Association (SSACA)
  • Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA)
  • Sundt Construction, Inc.
  • The Association of Union Contractors (TAUC)
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • The Haskell Company
  • The Southern Company
  • TIC - The Industrial Company
  • Turner Industries Group, LLC
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of Florida, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
  • University of Kentucky
  • Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc.
  • Willmar Electric Service