Hard Hat Heroes Wins CURT Award

NCCER’s Hard Hat Heroes Credentialing Portal won a 2017 Construction Users Roundtable Workforce Development Award. CURT presented the award at its 2017 Awards of Excellence Celebration in November. CURT founded the Workforce Development Awards to recognize companies and organizations for extraordinary, exemplary and innovative recruitment, training and education programs, which encourage people to pursue careers in construction. The Build Your Future military initiative, Hard Hat Heroes, provides a credentialing portal as a way for veterans to receive NCCER credentials for skills and training they received while in the service. Today, there are over 70 task alignments available with more scheduled … Read more

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Hard Hat Heroes, Veterans Help Bridge Skilled Worker Gap

NCCER initiative expands resources for returning military transitioning into construction careers NCCER recently celebrated the one year anniversary of its Hard Hat Heroes credentialing portal on Veterans Day. NCCER salutes its veterans by providing resources to help create a seamless transition into the construction workforce. The Build Your Future military initiative, Hard Hat Heroes, provides a way for veterans to receive NCCER credentials for the skills and training they received while in the military. Hard Hat Heroes gained momentum in 2017 by creating a military advisory council consisting of veterans and industry representatives whose focus is on recruiting, training and … Read more

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Carolinas AGC Observes Careers in Construction Month

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Eariler this year, Carolinas AGC asked Governors in both North and South Carolina to name October “Careers in Construction Month,” to promote increased awareness of the construction industry and to recognize the need for construction education and training. Carolinas AGC offered a mix of events and training to highlight the importance of the industry to its members, the public and the economies of both states. During the month of October, Carolinas AGC held networking events in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina and Fayetteville, Wilmington and Ashville, North Carolina. Its staff and members held partnering meetings with the … 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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