From the Texas coast to the Florida panhandle, the U.S. Gulf Coast is America's hotbed for industrial construction projects. The question is: where will the industry find the skilled workers to build them?

Industrial construction projects are popping up everywhere along the U.S. Gulf Coast. In fact, according to a recent report by Industrial Info Resources (IIR), industrial firms in the region are scheduled to kick off $44 billion of capital and maintenance projects in 2013. Energy projects account for about 60% of this amount.

The Cornerstone (Spring 2013)


NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER's National Registry which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. The National Registry also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.

NCCER's workforce development process of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, national registry, assessment, and certification is a key component in the industry's workforce development efforts. NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry.

      NCCER is headquartered in Alachua, Fla., and is affiliated with the University of Florida's M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction.


Instructor Qualifications:

CLM instructors are craft professionals with years of experience in the trade they teach. CLM instructors are certified by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Austin Chapter having completed all requirements as set forth by NCCER.

Student Training:

  • OSHA
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Hand/Power Tool Use and Safety
  • Conduit Threading and Bending
  • Intro. to the National Electrical Code
  • Circuit Sizing and Wiring
  • Service Entrance Conductor Sizing          

The Career Life Ministry is sponsored by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter.

ABC is the nation's leading commercial and industrial construction trade association, representing 25,000 members nationwide. We believe in free enterprise and work to ensure that business freedoms and rights are protected. Click Here