About Breaking Ground

The NCCER digital newsroom, Breaking Ground, is the official digital publication of NCCER and focuses on workforce development, training and innovation within the construction industry as well as highlighting exceptional NCCER sponsors and instructors. Topics include information on craft training, safety and management education, recruitment and image enhancement, return on investment, partnerships between industry and education, best practices, new policies or standards and more. From press releases to blog posts to full length articles, the newsroom’s audience includes contractors, owners, project managers, directors, instructors, human resource professionals and craft professionals.

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The History of the Cornerstone Magazine

The Cornerstone has been the official bi-annual publication of NCCER since 2009. The magazine was a valuable communication piece in the industry that keeps consumers informed on current workforce development products, methods, and events in the construction, maintenance, and pipeline industries. Topics included the many facets of addressing workforce development including how to articles and information on craft training, safety and management education, recruitment and image enhancement, and return on investment.

The Cornerstone distribution reached training directors, project managers, safety directors, and executives representing top construction and construction-related firms across America. Readership also included career and technical educators representing secondary and post-secondary programs across the country.