The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has added a fifth career track to its industry-leading STEPS (Seminars, Training, & Education Programs) program. This latest track, Sustainability, joins Business Management, Concrete Technology, Operations & Production, and Sales, Marketing & Promotion. The addition of the Sustainability track reflects the growing importance of ready mixed concrete’s role in sustainable development. The goal of this certification program is to assure that concrete industry professionals are knowledgeable on concepts of sustainable development and green building practices. Additionally, all class work, readings and exams are offered in an interactive online format to facilitate participation.
Industry personnel can pursue a Certified Concrete Professional (CCPf) designation within each of the five STEPS’ tracks. NRMCA’s CCPf is widely considered the most advanced professional education and training accomplishment and one that hundreds of ready mix industry employees have earned. To date, NRMCA has awarded over 50 CCPf certificates, including two in the new Sustainability track.
STEPS encourages ready mixed concrete industry employees to participate in a broad range of technical, operational and managerial programs to prepare for successful careers in the industry. The goal is to build industry-wide standards for consistent training in specific performance areas that not only will enhance business outcomes but also illustrate to employees that they have a device to plan long-term ready mixed concrete careers. The career track plan recognizes industry-specific professional development as a retention tool. Click here for more information.
Candidates can track their progress based on prerequisites, required courses and electives needed to attain a CCPf. After all requirements are met, candidates may apply for CCPf certification. Graduation applications may be submitted at any time of the year.