Press Release - 12/6/18

CVCC To Offer NCCER National Electrical Certifications

LYNCHBURG, VA – Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has announced a new career certification in the residential and commercial electrician field with the addition of the NCCER Core, and the NCCER Electrical 1 courses to its curriculum. NCCER is the acronym for the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).  

“The state is facing a skilled workforce shortage that is having an impact on economic development here in central Virginia. Therefore, CVCC is working to bring NCCER instructors to the college to train students and certify them with a NCCER credential so they can fill these in-demand jobs,” explained CVCC President, Dr. John Capps. 

NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculums and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s registry system that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and check the certification of job applicants.

BWXT Vice President and General Manager, Mr. B. Joel Burch added, "BWX Technologies, Inc. has long partnered with Central Virginia Community College to ensure we can attract and retain the talent required to sustain our 2,500-person workforce in Lynchburg. Qualified electricians such as those trained in the new electrical program are vitally important to our manufacturing operations and to ensure we continue to have a strong base of contractors and vendors essential to support our business." 

Enrollment for the NCCER FastForward program at CVCC is now open, with classes scheduled to begin on February 11, 2019. Evening classes will also be offered to facilitate enrollment for working students. 

“These NCCER courses are just the beginning of a whole new area of certification for students interested in a high-demand career,” stated Ms. Elizabeth Narehood, CVCC’s Workforce Development Coordinator.  
“As a FastForward credential training program, we are able to offer this training at a low-cost to qualifying regional students and businesses with employee training needs.” 

FastForward is the name given to short-term training courses offered through Virginia’s Community Colleges to help students fast-track a career in a specific field. For qualifying students there may also be financial aid available to cover tuition, books, and course materials.

Those interested in more Information about NCCER course schedules and tuition should check the CVCC Workforce Solutions website at or call 434-832-7607.