ALACHUA, Fla. — NCCER recently released additional levels of its Masonry curriculum online, developed in conjunction with the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council (FCMEC). Available on NCCERconnect, the digital Masonry Levels 1 - 3 include brand new videos, interactive animated figures, flash cards and quizzes.
“With the increased emphasis on virtual learning over the course of the last year, releasing Masonry on NCCERconnect helps to shift perceptions of the craft,” said Darryl Fales, chairman of FCMEC’s Board of Directors. “It illustrates the technology elements of masonry and the upward mobility available in the industry.”
The NCCERconnect eBook includes digital animations that help make difficult material easier for students to learn. Instructors can also take advantage of this resource by utilizing the classroom management tools to instruct their students more efficiently. The course materials are pre-loaded and ready for student use, but instructors can organize these materials to suit the needs of their classroom.
“This digital curriculum is key to expanding the opportunities high schools have to add masonry to their curricula,” said Jim Painter, executive director of FCMEC. “With masonry being in high demand, it’s critical to get more people interested in the craft, and this opens the door for smaller communities, contractors and schools to offer training programs.”
NCCER develops and distributes its curricula in partnership with the world’s leading learning company, Pearson, and ensures that it complies with the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship requirements for time-based training. Individuals who successfully complete this training program through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials through the NCCER Registry System. To learn more about NCCER, visit www.nccer.org.
About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curricula and assessments with portable credentials and certifications for skilled craft professionals. NCCER provides a comprehensive workforce development system that includes accreditation, training, assessment, certification and career development solutions for the construction and maintenance industries. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.
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