Language classes aimed at construction workers

NCCER will offer the first Language Training Facilitator class for its Online Instructional Language Series at 2 p.m. EST on April 7, 2009.

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.
Language Training Facilitator (LTF) classes will be conducted the first Tuesday of every month via the Internet and will last from one to two hours. The LTF is a key component of Construction English for the Spanish Speaker, a series of courses created to provide Spanish-speaking employees the necessary language skills to communicate safely on the job site.
The role of the LTF includes teaching basic computer skills, logging onto the Internet, navigating the course, and monitoring progress for Spanish-speaking participants enrolled in the Construction English for the Spanish Speaker courses. LTF must be fluent in both Spanish and English.
NCCER’s Online Instructional Language Series consists of a two-part series to address the language challenges facing the construction industry. Construction English for the Spanish Speaker is a series of five courses that provide a practical tool for Spanish-speaking to perform and communicate safely on the job site. Courses include Introduction to Construction English I-II, Intermediate Construction English I-II, and Advanced Construction English. The second series, Construction Spanish for the English Speaker, provides Spanish language skills to English-speaking employees.
All courses are highly graphic and interactive to hold the individual’s attention and include practical exercises, exams, and benchmarks to measure progress. Participants can log in anytime and anywhere there is access to a computer and the Internet.
The Online Instructional Language Series is a partnership between NCCER and constructNet International of Phoenix, Ariz.

To register for the next or upcoming LTF classes or to view a course demo, visit For more information on the Online Instructional Language Series, contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.
About cNI — cNI is a private company spun out from Arizona State University and the Del E. Webb School of Construction. The company’s vision is to partner with the premier organizations in construction and offer best-in-class online training and education for the construction industry. Visit for more information.

 NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification, and career development standard for the construction, maintenance, and pipeline craft professional.

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