The National Center for Construction Education and Research and management consultant FMI have partnered to develop a career development map with joint credentials for the construction industry.
This career map will outline recommended training, education and development programs from entry-level craft professionals to executive leadership. This industry tool is intended to help both employers and employees with decisions about investing in training and in making informed career decisions.
“To help today's craft professional understand the rewarding career opportunities available and to help address the emerging shortages of construction managers and executives, NCCER is pleased to be working with FMI on this career development map,” NCCER President Don Whyte said. “The combination of FMI and NCCER along with interested industry associations and organizations will provide the highest standards of construction management education.”
Lee Smither, managing director of FMI, added, “Our vision is that this partnership will make a significant impact on the construction industry by providing 'best-of-class' skills development at all levels.”
FMI provides management consulting and investment banking to contractors, builders, A/E firms, suppliers, trade associations and others in the construction industry. Additional information is available by contacting Ron Magnus at 303/398-7217 or at www.fminet.com.
NCCER was created to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER provides training, assessment, certification and a career development standard for the construction, maintenance and pipeline craft professional. Additional information is available at 888/622-3720 or at www.nccer.org.