The Center for Municipal Excellence, a partnership between the City of Edmond and Francis Tuttle Technology Center, has earned national certification for its construction-associated classes. The sponsoring agency, the Associated General Contractors, presented the certificate on behalf of the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
The certification recognizes the CME as an accredited training unit, which allows instructors to grant students NCCER credentials. Credentials are transportable and nationally recognized, and provide documentation of specific skills sets. The NCCER has a secure national database to track individuals who have successfully completed any NCCER standardized training program conducted by an accredited organization.
The CME was developed to provide comprehensive and consistent training for municipal employees in repair and maintenance of water, wastewater and street systems, as well as heavy equipment operation. All classes are approved by the U.S. Department of Environmental Quality for Continuing Education Units. Through the CME, the City of Edmond is the only municipality in the nation, thus far, that has earned journeyman status through an apprenticeship program sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The AGC is a strategic partner of the Oklahoma CareerTech system, and is the certifying NCCER agency for CareerTech. The NCCER is a united group of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders formed to revolutionize training for the construction industry. NCCER is headquartered in Alachua, Fla., and is affiliated with the University of Florida's M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction.
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