NCCER Announces 2017 Board of Trustees

ALACHUA, Fla. — NCCER elected Chip Reid, CEO of Current Builders in Pompano Beach, Florida, as its 2017 board of trustees’ chairman. Reid succeeds Ed Cassady, CEO of Energy Services in Nashville, Tennessee, who remains a member of the executive committee. C. Rockwell Turner, president of LPR Construction, will serve as the 2017 vice chairman. Other members of the executive committee for the 2017 board of trustees include Andy Dupuy, president and CEO of Brown & Root, as secretary and Vincent Giardina, trustee for the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust, as treasurer. NCCER’s board of trustees consists of representatives from … Read more

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Partnerships Help Grow Female Interest in Apprenticeships

FAIRFAX, Va. – To those outside the industry, sheet metal work may seem like a man’s world. Internally, journeywomen are thriving, and although the percentage of female sheet metal apprentices is at 4.2 percent, that’s double what it was only two years ago, according to the International Training Institute, the education arm of the unionized sheet metal, welding and air conditioning industry. Nationally, the construction industry in general is made up of 3 percent women, according to Chicago Women in Trades. Partnerships and affiliations with women’s trade groups such as Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. in Portland, Washington; Chicago (Illinois) Women in … Read more

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New Credentialing Portal Provides Construction Career Opportunities for Veterans

ALACHUA, Fla. – Part of the Build Your Future military initiative, NCCER has recently released the first of its kind military credentialing portal. The Hard Hat Heroes Credentialing Portal allows veterans to receive NCCER credit for skills and training they already received while in the service. Each individual that meets the criteria can fill out an online application and submit documentation to be reviewed and potentially entered into the NCCER Registry System. This service is provided free of charge. Today, alignments are available for 10 Army MOS codes, and alignments for other military branches are in development. All alignments are … Read more

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Build With Strength: Wrigley Field Stands Test of Time

CHICAGO, Ill. – Build With Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, continued the efforts to inform Chicago, Illinois’ design, build and code communities by releasing a new infographic highlighting a true icon of American strength and durability – the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field. Opened in 1914 along Addison Street on Chicago’s north side, Wrigley Field, aka The Friendly Confines, a phrase made popular by legendary Hall of Famer Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks, is one of the oldest Major League Baseball stadiums, second to only Boston’s Fenway Park. The stadium, consisting of 45,200 cubic feet of concrete … Read more

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