Resources for finding jobs and academic programs in construction and construction related engineering / technology.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors. ABC’s mission is the advancement of the merit shop construction philosophy, which encourages open competition and a free enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.
Build Your Future – Build Your Future aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals. We provide a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies.
The National Center for Construction Education and Research – The NCCER was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.
Associated General Contractors of America – The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.
US Green Building Council – Our vision at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is that buildings and communities will regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Our mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Through our community network, continuous collaboration with industry experts, market research publications and LEED professional credentials, our global staff is working every day to help advance spaces that are brighter and healthier for us to live, work and play in.
American Council for Construction Education – The ACCE is a leading global advocate of quality construction education, and promote, support, and accredit quality construction education programs.
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) – Originally founded in 1932 as the Engineers’ Council for Professional Development (ECPD), in 1980, ABET became the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology to more accurately describe the emphasis on accreditation. In 2005, to reflect our expanded scope, we began using the acronym ABET only. Our 35 member societies provide the Experts who develop our criteria, setting the standards for our accreditation process. ABET is a source for information about accredited academic programs in engineering and technology.
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Veteran Opportunities in Construction
How to receive NCCER credentialing for your military service – NCCER is the accrediting body for the construction and maintenance industries and develops curriculum, assessments and provides credentials and certifications that are industry recognized. Many companies look for NCCER credentials during hiring and as a means for additional wages and promotion within their organizations.
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Helmets to Hardhats – Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.
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