NCCER Releases Foreman and Supervisor Assessments

GAINESVILLE, FL - The NCCER 2009 release of Foreman and Supervisor assessments were created to evaluate the knowledge and skills of experienced construction foremen and supervisors. Both assessments provide a prescription to upgrade training. The certification of an individual's qualifications are tracked through NCCER's National Registry.

Assessments were developed with the assistance of subject matter experts representing leading contractors across the country and were piloted to hundreds of candidates before release.

"These assessments were created to better the quality of supervision and professionalism in the construction workplace," said subject matter expert Gary Byers, superintendent at LPR Construction in Loveland, Colo.

Students successfully completing the Foreman or Supervisor assessment through an NCCER Accredited Assessment Center will earn industry-recognized credentials through NCCER's National Registry.

Both the Foreman and Supervisor assessment specifications correlate to a general topic training prescription. Topic areas also correlate to NCCER's management curriculum and Associated General Contractors of America supervisory training program. Performance verifications will be developed to accompany each assessment.

For more information, contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

The following subject matter experts contributed to assessment development: Kevin Brown, Becon Construction Co.; Gary Byers, LPR Construction; Ralph Bond, JV Industrial Companies, Ltd.; Gerald Dawson, Teton Industrial Construction; Cornell Dotson, Lee Company; Joseph Halcarz, Shaw Group; Eddy Henry, Teton Industrial Construction; Luis Hernandez, Fluor Corporation; Jimmy B. Herrera, TIC; Rusty Jackson, NDT Systems & Services; Roy Jefferies, Lee Company; Eddie Knight, Lee Company; William Lawings, Fluor Corporation; Brian McClure, LPR Construction; Wayne McComas, Tuboscope Pipeline Services; David Bradley Sims, Lee Company; Mark Thane, Sprint Pipeline Services, LP.

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, maintenance, and pipeline craft professional. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

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