Resources

Tools to make industry-education collaboration happen
Guidance Documents

Read the comprehensive collaboration guide for establishing and growing effective industry-education pathways.

Connection Map

NCCER’s connection map was created to help connect construction industry members and CTE educators.

Best Practice Profiles

NCCER interviewed some of the most successful and innovative training programs. Learn how these organizations are trailblazing and how to implement their practices yourself.

2015 Conference Summary

Learn about the 2015 Construction Career Pathways Conference that was held on Nov. 19 in New Orleans. View the pictures, videos, activities and other conference outcomes.

About Pathways

Construction Career Pathways is an NCCER Initiative to Connect Industry and Education
81% of dropouts say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in high school

In February 2011, Harvard Graduate School of Education published a landmark report, Pathways to Prosperity, outlining the need for multiple career pathways to be incorporated into the American education system. This report sparked national conversations in business, industry and education. Over the next year, this report became a call to action for states wanting to better prepare their students for success. In response, NCCER used its voice in the industry to promote Career and Technical Education, which has been a consistent goal of NCCER’s through its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative since 1997. BYF has released of a multitude of teacher resources, videos and student outreach guides in recent years.

NCCER began hosting its annual national conference in 2013 aimed at bringing together industry representatives and education professionals. With its first meeting done, dramatic changes have been implemented across the country to better facilitate these critical career pathways. Consider joining us during our next meeting in November.

  • Improve Graduation Rates

    The average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTE programs is 90%, compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 74.9%

  • Skills Required

    65% of current jobs require a degree or advanced skills training

  • Pathways Work

    In 2012, 94% of all North Carolina students enrolled in a CTE program graduated high school, compared to 80% of traditional students

  • Job Satisfaction

    Craft professionals are the happiest employees; 34% say they work with great people, which is the No. 1 indicator for job satisfaction

Organization Spotlight

Learn from the best practices being implemented by top educators and contractors in the United States
LPR Construction
LPR Construction
Loveland, Colorado
LPR employs 15 NCCER certified instructors, and over 2000 LPR employees have earned NCCER credentials since the organization was accredited in 2008.“>LPR employs 15 NCCER certified instructors, and over 2000 LPR employees have earned NCCER credentials since the organization was accredited in 2008.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Raleigh, North Carolina
NCDPI has over 600 NCCER-certified instructors teaching in their CTE division. In 2012, 94% of all North Carolina students enrolled in a CTE program graduated high school, compared to 80% of traditional students.“>NCDPI has over 600 NCCER-certified instructors teaching in their CTE division. In 2012, 94% of all North Carolina students enrolled in a CTE program graduated high school, compared to 80% of traditional students.
ABC, Pelican Chapter
ABC, Pelican Chapter
New Orleans, Louisiana
ABC Pelican Chapter represents the Baton Rouge and St. Charles areas of Louisiana, and is responsible for the training of over 2,000 students per year.“>ABC Pelican Chapter represents the Baton Rouge and St. Charles areas of Louisiana, and is responsible for the training of over 2,000 students per year.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have three sponsorship packages available for the 2016 conference. Review the details and choose the right one for you.
Ground Breaker

$2,500

  • 2 complimentary registrations
  • Logo representation on event signage and on presentation screen
  • Logo representation as sponsor in workbook
  • Year-long logo representation on Construction Career Pathways Conference website as sponsor of 2016 event
  • Mention in opening and closing remarks
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Trend Setter

$5,000

  • 3 complimentary registrations
  • Logo representation on event signage and on presentation screen
  • Logo representation as sponsor in workbook
  • Logo representation on Construction Career Pathways Conference website as sponsor of 2016 event
  • Mention in opening and closing remarks
  • 6’ table for display in conference room
  • Half page ad in conference workbook
  • Logo representation on video to be released after conference
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Trail Blazer

$10,000

  • 4 complimentary registrations
  • Logo representation on event signage and on presentation screen
  • Logo representation as sponsor in workbook
  • Logo representation on Construction Career Pathways Conference website as sponsor of 2016 event
  • Mention in opening and closing remarks
  • 6’ table for display in conference room
  • Full page ad in conference workbook
  • Logo representation on video to be released after conference
  • Feature story on Construction Career Pathways Conference website
  • Sole sponsorship of breakfast, lunch or reception and corresponding speaking time
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Register today to lock in your spot at the Nov. 30, 2016 Construction Career Pathways conference held in Las Vegas!

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