Hard Hat Heroes Wins CURT Award

ALACHUA, Fla., Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NCCER is proud to announce that their Hard Hat Heroes Credentialing Portal won a 2017 Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Workforce Development Award. CURT presented the prestigious award at its 2017 Awards of Excellence Celebration at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on November 14, 2017. 

CURT founded the Workforce Development Awards to recognize companies and organizations for extraordinary, exemplary and innovative recruitment, training and education programs, which encourage people to pursue careers in construction.

The Build Your Future military initiative, Hard Hat Heroes, provides a credentialing portal as a way for veterans to receive NCCER credentials for skills and training they received while in the service. There are currently over 70 task alignments available with more scheduled to be released early 2018. The easy-to-use portal also provides a way for employers to look up military specialties and match them with NCCER credentials.

To apply for credit towards NCCER credentials or view the task alignments, visit the Hard Hat Heroes portal at veterans.byf.org.

Organizations interested in partnering with Hard Hat Heroes can contact Ashleigh Potuznik at 386.518.6915 or apotuznik@nccer.org. For more information, visit veterans.byf.org.

About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

About Build Your FutureBuild Your Future (BYF) is NCCER’s national image enhancement and recruitment initiative for the construction industry. Its mission is to recruit the next generation of craft professionals by making career and technical education a priority in secondary schools, shifting negative public perception about careers in the construction industry and providing a path from ambition, to training, to job placement as a craft professional. BYF provides a number of resources to assist industry, education and military organizations in achieving these goals. For more information, visit www.byf.org.




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Pictured from left to right: Greg Sizemore, Ashleigh Potuznik, Mark Thomas, Don Whyte, Eddie Clayton and Peter DuMont

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