|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 29, 2020
|CONTACT: Sara Vaughn
Rosemont, Ill.—The National Roofing Contractors Association has partnered with the National Center for Construction Education & Research to establish a workforce development solution for the roofing industry. NCCER is a nonprofit education foundation that develops standardized curriculum and assessments with portable credentials and certifications for skilled construction professionals.
NCCER and NRCA are working together to create a career path for roofing workers to follow from education to certification. To that end, NCCER’s roofing curriculum is being revised and expanded. Consisting of two levels, the enhanced curriculum will prepare individuals to take NRCA ProCertification® exams. NRCA ProCertification is the association’s national certification initiative through which experienced roofing workers who demonstrate substantial roofing skills and knowledge can become certified in specific roof system installations.
“NCCER is proud to partner with NRCA to enhance the training of roofing craft professionals,” says Boyd Worsham, president of NCCER. “The roofing industry is an essential sector of construction—every facility from school to church to home has a roof—yet it is a craft area that is frequently underrecognized. In addition to expanding our curriculum, we also aim to highlight the critical role of these craft professionals in our society.”
By increasing the number of roofing workers who earn professional credentials, NCCER and NRCA are helping enhance consumer confidence that certified roofing professionals have the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform roofing work.
“NRCA is excited to partner with NCCER because of their strong commitment to workforce development that is inclusive of low- and steep-slope roof installation,” says Nick Sabino, president of Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati, and NRCA’s chairman of the board. “The partnership also will raise awareness for careers in roofing, enhance installer professionalism and increase the number of NRCA ProCertified® applicators in the industry.”
Since 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association has been the home for generations of entrepreneurial craftsmen and enterprises who shelter and protect America's families and businesses and each other. Our vision is the recognition of our members as professionals and to unite the industry to that purpose. NRCA is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit www.nrca.net.
NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum and assessments with portable credentials and certifications for skilled craft professionals. NCCER provides a comprehensive workforce development system that includes accreditation, training, assessment, certification and career development solutions for the construction and maintenance industries. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at (888) 622–3720.