NCCER Launches Digital Credentials for Construction Craft Pros
April 13, 2021 - Craft professionals can now display their industry knowledge and skills on social media, websites, online portfolios, and email signatures, thanks to a new program from training and credentialing specialist NCCER.
“These badges are an innovative way for students, trainees, and craft professionals to build their career paths visually,” said Jennifer Wilkerson, vice president – innovation and advancement at NCCER, which has been in the business for 25 years. “In addition, contractors can quickly identify the abilities they are looking for by referencing an individual’s digital portfolio of skills. We are excited to partner with Credly for the opportunity to bring our industry these online credentials.”
Through Credly, NCCER’s credentials are transformed to a secure, digital representation of the knowledge and achievements trainees, students, and craft professionals have earned. Credly’s platform empowers individuals to establish their verified skills and certifications and to connect with learning and career opportunities.
“Skilled craft professionals are consistently among the most in-demand roles in the labor market, and finding qualified talent is ranked a top priority for employers across the construction industry,” said Jonathan Finkelstein, CEO of Credly. "NCCER is a key component of the industry’s workforce development efforts and is long regarded as the standard-setter for training, assessments, and certification. Their new digital credentials will help qualified talent connect with opportunities at scale and provide contractors a more thorough understanding of the range of competencies available on their job sites."
Displaying these credentials helps professionals show that they are dedicated to their craft and their skills are up to date. The program is made possible in part through the generous support of the Strada Education Network and JFF. For more information about NCCER’s digital badges, visit www.nccer.org/badges.