Tools to make industry-education collaboration happen
Read the comprehensive collaboration guide for establishing and growing effective industry-education pathways.
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.
2016 Conference Details
Learn about the 2016 Construction Career Pathways Conference that was held on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas.
Construction Career Pathways is an NCCER Initiative to Connect Industry and Education
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%
65% of current jobs require a degree or advanced skills training
In 2012, 94% of all North Carolina students enrolled in a CTE program graduated high school, compared to 80% of traditional students
Craft professionals are the happiest employees; 34% say they work with great people, which is the No. 1 indicator for job satisfaction
In advance of the 2015 Construction Career Pathways Conference, we sat down with several individuals spearheading some of the best construction industry and education collaborations in the country and recorded their stories in the form of new best practice profiles. We encourage you to review the following success stories and apply what you learn in[…]
We are excited to announce the outstanding speakers for the 2015 Construction Career Pathways Conference. Confirmed Speakers Dr. Oscar Carter, Director of Skilled Technical Sciences for Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Robert Dragg, Combination Welder at Turner Industries Gene Dudley, Director of Career and Technical Education for the Alabama Community College System Sara[…]
2015 Construction Career Pathways Conference Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, Louisiana 7:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Welcome & Overview Don Whyte, President and CEO of NCCER LeAnn Wilson, Executive Director for Association for Career and Technical Education 8:15 a.m. Icebreaker Activity[…]
NCCER and its Build Your Future initiative are pleased to announce the next Construction Career Pathways Conference will be held on Nov. 19, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. We are currently finalizing the registration process, so check back regularly for updates.