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High Schools

High schools are critically important in building successful career pathways for individuals and in creating talent pipelines for industry. For this reason, NCCER has been providing quality education programs and credentials to high schools for over 20 years.

NCCER for High Schools

NCCER programs are designed to meet the standards and requirements schools need to secure federal and state funding. Our vast network also provides opportunities for students to continue their training after graduation and potential for schools to develop articulation agreements with postsecondary programs.

Meeting standards and requirements

NCCER’s programs meet Perkins Funding requirements, pre-apprenticeship standards, and provide instructor certification programs. We offer flexible learning opportunities that lead to industry-recognized credentials and align with certifications like OSHA 10, AWS SENSE and HVAC Excellence.

Career pathways and articulation

Work-based learning opportunities in high school and articulation to postsecondary programs, including registered apprenticeships, are important components of NCCER’s high-quality CTE program of study. Our accredited network of more than 2,200 postsecondary schools provides learners with many options to build on their construction education from high school. We also accredit nearly 1,000 contractors around the country actively looking to enhance their teams with the next generation of construction professionals.

Accreditation Options

NCCER provides multiple options for high schools to utilize our programs and take full advantage of the suite of services and tools.

  • High schools can be connected with an existing NCCER accredited college, association or contractor for sponsorship. We can help with the connection.
  • In some states, the Department of Education is accredited and the high schools in their state can participate under them. Check with your state or contact us.
Print and online solutions

NCCER provides print and digital solutions developed and updated in conjunction with subject matter experts. Our online offerings include videos, online activities, opportunities for students to work independently and online testing that connects with our credential engine to provide students with transcripts and digital credentials.

Our print and online programs allow organizations to offer in-person, hybrid, or virtual courses. All of our curriculum titles are available online through either VitalSource as eText or NCCERconnect, a customized learning management system.

Connecting students with additional training and jobs

NCCER’s CareerStarter provides students with a tool that allows them to build profiles, search postsecondary training programs, and connect with contractors looking to hire for entry-level positions.

Helpful Resources for High Schools

Access Our Instructor Toolbox

Become NCCER Accredited

Contact Our Workforce Development Solutions Team

Explore Build Your Future (BYF)

Optimize Your Classroom with NCCERconnect

Order Books & Modules

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Explore Programs & Crafts

NCCER offers curricula for over 40 craft areas with a modular-based training system that can be used in apprenticeship style training or can be custom curated to an organization’s specific needs. View several of our top crafts listed or click the button below to view our craft curriculum catalog.


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