Date ArticleType
3/21/2017 Industry Reports
NCCER Announces BYF Initiatives for Veterans, Women


NCCER Announces BYF Initiatives for Veterans, Women

The Build Your Future (BYF) program of NCCER announced two new initiatives targeted at key demographics for the steel erection industry—veterans and women.

The first is Hard Hat Heroes Credentialing Portal, which allows veterans to receive NCCER credit for skills and training they received while in the military.  Alignments are available for 10 Army MOS codes; alignments for other military branches are in development. In addition to helping veterans apply for civilian credentials, the task alignments were created to help employers understand and recognize skills that service members already possess in various craft areas. Visit the Hard Hat Heroes portal at

In addition, BYF announces new materials promoting careers as an ironworker. An updated ironworker 
trading card features a female craft professional who works for one of NCCER’s industry partners. BYF also just released a new GoPro video showing what a day in the life of an ironworker looks like.