NCCER Certification

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires Texas high school students enrolled in various Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs to receive industry-based certifications as a signifcant component of the state's school accountability program.  The TEA Architecture & Construction Career Cluster includes:
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Technology
  • Core Curriculum
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Instrumentation
  • Masonry
  • Milwright
  • Painting
  • Pipefitting
  • Plumbing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Weatherization
  • Welding
For each of these programs, the required industry certification is from NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research).  In order for Texas schools to provide the required NCCER certification, they must be partnered with an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS).  Winn's CE is an active Accredited Training Sponsor, serving high schools across the state in their delivery of any NCCER craft curriculum.  Here's an overview of the process:

  1. Winn's CE and the local school sign a one-page Memorandum of Understanding.
  2. Craft instructors complete two days of NCCER certification training through Winn's CE.
  3. Winn's CE performs an initial site visit  and completes registration of the training location.
  4. Students are enrolled in the related courses and Winn's CE registers them with NCCER.
  5. The school orders selected craft textbooks (or e-books) through their Pearson publishing account.
  6. The school's instructors complete the training modules at their selected pace and schedule.
  7. Each student's documentation of module completion is periodically sent to Winn's CE.
  8. Winn's CE completes one on-site visit to observe the program each year.
  9. Winn's CE reports completion of all modules for each student annually.
  10. Student's receive NCCER certification for the craft levels they have completed.

We believe strongly in the value of trade education and want to see many young people leave high school on the path to a well-paying, high demand job.  Winn's CE also operates apprenticeship programs registered by the US Department of Labor and students completing programs we sponsor in high school may be eligible for advanced placement based on their previous course work.  In addition, Matthew Winn is a member of the TEA Architecture & Construction Advisory Committee which is currently revisiting the requirements and implemention of trades education in Texas schools.

For more information or to begin this exciting journey, please email us:  Apprenticeship@WinnsCE.com