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High School & College Students


High School & College Students

The construction and maintenance industries require a highly skilled, trained and knowledgeable workforce. Many companies will only hire craft professionals with training and qualifications from credible organizations. Employers recognize that craft professionals with NCCER credentials and certifications tend to be their most skilled and highest performers who often have increased opportunity for advancement into higher level roles, such as management or superintendent. If you aspire to have a lucrative career in construction, NCCER credentials can help accelerate your trajectory.

Construction Career Exploration

Learn about the many career opportunities available in the construction industry through NCCER’s Build Your Future initiative.

Explore Build Your Future (BYF)

Industry-Recognized Credentials

Students that complete training through NCCER accredited programs earn valuable and stackable industry-recognized credentials.

Learn about Industry-Recognized Credentials

Articulated Credit for Completed Training

Through partnerships between secondary and postsecondary or apprenticeship programs, articulation agreements often provide students with credit for completed NCCER training.

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College Credit


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NCCER Testimonial | Eosua Chondros

Eosua Chondros
Fabricator, Paso Robles Tank, Inc.

A Master Plumber and Instructor – By Age 23

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Spark of a New Life | My NCCER Story: Joseph Sivadon

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