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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October is Careers in Construction Month

ALACHUA, Fla. – NCCER and its Build Your Future initiative are once again declaring October as Careers in Construction Month. Throughout the month, industry and education partner locally to host events that introduce students to rewarding construction careers. So far, 15 states and the District of Columbia have filed proclamations declaring October 2016 as Careers in Construction Month. Any state resident can file a proclamation for his or her governor to sign. To simplify the process, provides each state’s guidelines and a sample proclamation. Once filed, it can take anywhere from two weeks to over two months for the … Read more

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Salaries Remain High in Construction Industry

ALACHUA, Fla. – Skilled craft professionals continue to earn top dollar, according to NCCER’s 2015 Construction Craft Salary Survey. Each year, NCCER surveys companies and organizations from the industrial and commercial construction industries across the U.S about the salaries of their craft professionals. The Construction Craft Salary Survey represents average annual salaries for individual craft areas, not including overtime, per diem, bonuses or other incentives. Of the nearly 90 construction groups surveyed, average annual salaries for craft professions ranged from just over $47,000 to almost $89,000. Project managers and project supervisors topped the list, earning $88,675 and $77,917, respectively. Other … Read more

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