Philanthropy & Partnerships
Careers in the construction industry transform lives
Craft professionals are in high demand. They earn competitive salaries, even if they’re new to their field. As they gain experience and develop their skills, they’re rewarded with a clear career path, complete with opportunities for advancement into leadership positions and higher pay.
The impact of craftwork extends far beyond the construction industry. Construction promotes business growth, market expansion and increased revenue. On a societal level, craftwork builds our infrastructure, preserves our history and strengthens our future by creating the buildings, roads and bridges that we rely on daily. Modern construction prioritizes sustainability by centering eco-friendly materials, waste reduction and energy-efficient designs to enable mindful societal growth and preserve our natural environment.
Industry-wide need for skilled craft professionals
Unfortunately, there are not enough people entering the trades to meet the demands of the construction industry.
Experts predict that as many as 1.9 million craft professionals will be needed by 2025. Workforce shortages in the construction industry are only growing as people retire faster than the industry can recruit, hire, and train new entrants. At the same time, government and industry are investing in infrastructure to rebuild roads and bridges, expand public transport and upgrade the power grid.
Recent Data* Reveals
|89%||of construction organizations struggle to fill craft jobs today|
|72%||of candidates do not meet industry requirements|
|61%||of organizations expect delays due to talent shortage|
|45%||of organizations state their local talent pipeline is poor|
|58%||is the average turnover rate for the construction industry|
|73%||of organizations agree that it will continue, or get harder, to find craft workers|
*Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC)
Click the button below to learn how NCCER’s commitment to construction education is changing lives.
“Our goal is to make skilled craft training more accessible to people of all backgrounds and from all parts of our country. By working together, we can make a difference in our industry and in the lives of people and their families.”
-Boyd Worsham, President & CEO, NCCER
NCCER is uniquely positioned to address the industry-wide need for craft professionals. At NCCER, we want more people to find meaningful careers in the construction field. We want to help people living at or below the poverty line to realize financial sustainability and we want construction to be viewed as a career of choice. As a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, NCCER relies on donations to improve the lives of the individuals who build our world.
With your help, NCCER can create more craft careers for people from all backgrounds. Join us and together we can expand craft training, introduce more people to fulfilling careers in construction, and play a meaningful role by impacting the lives of individuals and families while also serving the construction industry.
“I started this degree as a mom of three and used that drive to pursue my dreams of being a college graduate. With this scholarship I am that much closer to making my life and my family’s life more successful.”
“Training the next generation of craftspeople is one of the most important issues facing the construction industry, and this Core Toolbox has made that task much easier.”
We appreciate the many organizations and people who have invested their resources, time and expertise to advance our commitment to individuals and the construction industry.
Make an Impact
We are committed to fostering the potential of all craft professionals by building a safe, productive and sustainable workforce that creates opportunities for individual advancement and supports industry growth. Your personal or corporate investment can make a direct impact.
Contact Melissa Perkins, Director of Philanthropy and Partnerships, to learn more.