Individuals throughout the construction industry know that the goals of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) are to assure that construction clients receive quality service and construction workers have rewarding, progressive careers. The NCCER develops, maintains, and disseminates craft training materials, opportunities for leadership growth, and effective safety training. These benefits are designed to enhance productivity and cost effectiveness of construction and maintenance services while bolstering the image and skills of the construction craft for the benefit of consumers, workers, and the public in general. Cianbro VP Alan Burton has reached the end of his second term, and now his colleague, Mike Bennett is taking his place.
"I knew both Steve Greene (NCCER President) and Don Whyte (NCCER Vice President) through Cianbro's relationship with the NCCER," Mike said, "and when Alan approached me to see if I had any interest in joining their Board of Trustees, I jumped at the opportunity. My name was submitted to their Board in November and at the end of December I received my welcoming letter."
For the majority of Mike's career with Cianbro, he has been involved with education, experience that positions him perfectly for a long and productive tenure at NCCER. "Early on in my career, my educational work was centered here in Maine," Mike said. "As I took on additional responsibilities in the company, my educational outreach expanded to beyond Maine. As everyone knows, Cianbro utilizes the NCCER’s Contrends Curriculum for many of our craft development programs. Some of our craft coordinators sit on the NCCER’s curriculum committees and help build the very craft curriculums we utilize today. This is a wonderful opportunity for Cianbro, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to represent our company at the National Center for Construction Education and Research."
Congratulations to Mike on his prestigious appointment!