National Careers in Construction Week: NCCER announces the National Careers in Construction Week, an event created to promote career opportunities in the industry.The first annual National Careers in Construction Week is another building block in the National Center for Construction Education and Research's (NCCER NCCER National Center for Construction Education and Research ) efforts to help create a skilled workforce for the construction industry.
To further those efforts, the organization has announced the National Careers in Construction Week.
NCCER notes that the success of the event will greatly depend upon local industry involvement, so to help create community awareness the organization will provide an array of promotional materials and suggestions. These include a comprehensive DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
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Citing statistics from the Bureau of Labor, which projects that by 2012 one million skilled workers will be needed to fill construction jobs, NCCER President Don Whyte notes, "It is absolutely imperative that we address the skills shortage by reaching out to today's youth. By dedicating a week to construction careers, we hope to promote recognition among parents, teachers and students of the rewarding career opportunities available in construction."
NCCER has also worked with a number of industry partners to create the Youth Training & Development Consortium (www.ytdc.org), through which contractors nationwide can access more than 10,000 pre-qualified students with the equivalent of one year of apprenticeship apprenticeship, system of learning a craft or trade from one who is engaged in it and of paying for the instruction by a given number of years of work. The practice was known in ancient Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as in modern Europe and to some extent training.
The first National Careers in Construction Week adds one more brick to the foundation NCCER has built for promoting the opportunities offered by the construction industry.
As Whyte explains, "By dedicating the third week of October to construction careers, we hope to increase public awareness of the hard work and contributions of our nation's craft professionals."
For more information about NCCER, a member of the ACTE ACTE Association for Career and Technical Education (formerly American Vocational Association)
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