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NCCER to Endorse and Promote the NGA Glazier Apprentice Curriculum

05/25/2021 Press Release

ALACHUA, Fla. — The National Glass Association (NGA) and NCCER, the National Center for Construction Education and Research, have announced that they have signed an agreement for NCCER to endorse and promote the NGA Glazier Apprentice Curriculum. Beginning fall 2021, students who complete the curriculum will earn a jointly endorsed NGA/NCCER credential indicating a journeyman-level minimum competency reached through knowledge and performance.

NGA Glazier Apprentice Curriculum was developed for organizations and companies that want to establish a glazier apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. The curriculum offers 430+ hours of education to meet the classroom learning requirement of most three-year apprenticeship programs and includes online courses, manuals and OSHA 30 certification.

“NCCER is proud to partner with NGA to further the training of glazing professionals,” states Boyd Worsham, NCCER President & CEO. “The NGA Glazier Apprentice Curriculum is a comprehensive training program that will help elevate the glazing trade by expanding its skilled workforce.”

With NCCER’s endorsement, completion of the NGA Glazier Apprentice Curriculum will lead to the jointly endorsed training credential in the NCCER Registry System and include an apprentice transcript, certificates for each successfully completed test and digital credentials upon program completion. The credential will be available this fall.

“NGA is excited to partner with NCCER,” says NGA President & CEO, Nicole Harris. “They have a stellar reputation for their commitment to workforce development and our partnership will help advance awareness for careers in the glazing trade.”

More information on the NGA Glazier Apprentice Curriculum can be found at glass.org/apprenticeship.

About NCCER NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum and assessments with portable credentials and certifications for skilled craft professionals. NCCER provides a comprehensive workforce development system that includes accreditation, training, assessment, certification and career development solutions for the construction and maintenance industries. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

ABOUT NGA — Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association (NGA), www.glass.org, combined with the Glass Association of North America (GANA) on February 1, 2018 to form the largest trade association serving the architectural glass and metals industry supply chain, including glazing contractors, full-service glass companies, glass fabricators, primary glass manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. It is a technical powerhouse that brings some of the best minds to the table to create technical resources and promote and advocate for glass in buildings. NGA’s education and training resources — including MyGlassClass.com — and its official publications Glass Magazine and Window + Door, keep the industry knowledgeable and well informed. NGA also produces the industry’s largest annual trade show in the Americas, GlassBuild America, and hosts these conferences: NGA Glass Conferences, Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, Glazing Executives Forum, and GPAD (Glass Processing Automation Days). NGA also has The NGA Foundation for training the industry and educating consumers about the many ways glass and glazing contribute to a safe, healthy, sustainable and inspiring built environment.

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