Construction Craft Curricula and Assessments Released
New and revised curricula now available
Revised versions of NCCER's Cabinetmaking, Construction Technology and Instrumentation curricula are now available for the construction and maintenance industries along with new Maritime and Masonry products.
MasonryThis year, NCCER released its first Masonry written assessment and Performance Verification for journey-level masons. Topics include: personnel safety, equipment, measurements, drawings, specifications, materials, installation and reinforcing, elevated and specialized masonry. After successful completion of the written assessment or Performance Verification, individuals receive credentials that are tracked through NCCER's Registry System. When a journey-level mason successfully completes both the written assessment and Performance Verification, then he or she becomes Certified Plus, NCCER's highest credential.
Construction TechnologyAnother title that NCCER recently revised was Construction Technology. The fourth edition includes three new modules: Cabinetmaking, Cabinet Installation and Introduction to Construction Equipment. Construction Technology is a one-level curriculum geared toward secondary education. Training follows the flow of residential construction and covers basic knowledge and principles of carpentry, masonry, electricity, HVAC and plumbing.
NCCER develops and publishes its curricula in partnership with leading textbook publisher Pearson. Assessments are developed in conjunction with Prov, NCCER's test development partner, and are designed to evaluate the journey-level knowledge of an individual in a specific craft area and provide a prescription for upgrade training when needed. A team of subject matter experts representing industry and academia contribute to the development of training curricula, assessments and Performance Verifications to ensure they meet or exceed industry standards. NCCER curricula comply with the Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship requirements for time-based training.
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Jennifer Wilkerson is the Director of Marketing for NCCER.