National Field Services Now NETA and NCCER Accredited
The National Training Center, a division of National Field Services, has been named an Accredited Training Sponsor of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
We're All About Testing, After All
Earlier this year, our National Training Center passed the final audit by NCCER to become an Accredited Training Sponsor. This made National Field Services the first electrical testing company accredited by both the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) and NCCER. This accomplishment culminated nearly two years of development, and is our first step in a plan to create additional curricula for engineering technicians in the electrical power testing field.
Who is NCCER?
NCCER's roots extend back to the early 1990s when leading contractors came together to standardize training and provide industry recognized credentials. Over time, NCCER has expanded to become the industry's source for training, assessments and certification. NCCER continues to evolve beyond the construction and maintenance industries both domestically and globally. Today, NCCER develops curricula for over 70 craft areas that have been used in all 50 states and in 20 countries.
Adding Another Credential
Currently National Field Services employs a combination of electrical engineers, electrical technicians (with both two year and four year degrees) and electrical workers with both military and civilian electrical craft credentials. Many of our senior leaders have a combination of credentials that only a handful of personnel in the country can match.
Our Commitment to Training
Our goal is to develop extensive and comprehensive engineering technician training in the electrical power testing industry. We have been running several pilot programs with our annual hires from colleges including The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas State Technical College. We have established a pipeline program that hires four to six graduates a year, with plans to increase those numbers as further training is developed.
Our Training Today and Tomorrow
Through the NCCER accreditation we are currently capable of teaching craft careers in electronics, electrical, solar, electrical maintenance, leadership and management. Several other courses are available as well as extensive NCCER instructor training.
The National Training Center also offers several professionally developed courses outside NCCER in electrical physics and testing that are accepted by NETA for CTDs. Our instructors come from senior leadership in our industry. They are technical experts who have been trained as instructors. We plan to have a full four year training program and curriculum for Engineering Technicians in Electrical Power Testing by the end of 2020.
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