Construction Industry Credentials: NCCER

Presentation Category: 
Career Pathways/ Industry Sectors
Presentation Description: 
Construction Industry Update: Learn about the workforce shortage and industry updates for the construction, maintenance, energy & utility sectors in California and nationwide. By attending this session you will learn about the Construction Industry's accrediting body for the Industry (NCCER); how to ensure high school programs better align with construction industry standards and match workforce needs and Federal Guidelines (Perkins); how to provide pathways to construction career opportunities and to develop positive, effective relationships between secondary and post-secondary schools to prepare students for education, training, and career choices beyond graduation. NCCER is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit education foundation organization created to develop standardized curricula with industry-recognized portable credentials to address the critical skilled workforce shortage.
Presentation Style
Lecture Style: 
Interactive Style: 
Lead Presenter
Lead Presenter Name: 
Karen Keith
NCCER Program Manager

Funding Opportunities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides funding to states to replace cuts to K-12 and higher education for several purposes including teacher professional development for making progress toward rigorous college and career-ready standards.

Information links for funding professional development:

Using Recovery Funds to Drive School Reform and Improvement

AARA Title I Part A Funds

Implementing the Recovery Act

Implementation Ideas from the Field

Perkins Funding

The CCPC conference includes professional development topics for faculty, counselors, and administrators that meet requirements of the 2006 Perkins Act (Sections 122, 124, 134, and 135).

Information links for funding professional development:

Perkins IV (2006) Legislation

Perkins IV (2006) Policy Guidance