Committed to the training and development of our craft professionals
Bechtel is committed to the training and development of our craft professionals. We have been a charter member and sponsor of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) since 1996.
Our training program is a combination of Bechtel-designed classes, industry programs, and NCCER curriculum. We also partner with local trade associations and educational institutions to offer a wider range of opportunities for career growth and development.
At each Bechtel jobsite, we offer our employees opportunities to enhance current skills or learn new trades. Classes are offered after working hours and at no cost to the employees. Training includes classroom learning and practical, hands-on exercises. Employees who successfully complete these classes can increase their earning potential with Bechtel. Craft professionals in the programs receive transcripts upon completion and their training history is maintained in the NCCER registry.
Employees who are fully capable and experienced in a trade, but not certified, have the opportunity to take a skills assessment test. Employees passing both the written and practical tests will be certified. In many cases, certified employees have the opportunity to earn higher wages.
We also provide supervisory and pre-supervisory personnel the opportunity to attend a comprehensive training program that includes leadership and technical skill training so they can be more effective in their roles.