Zernco believes in providing and encouraging lifelong learning. We invest in our people. Employees are brought together throughout the year for training specific to their scope of work. Safety, leadership, generational diversity, and communication styles are but a few of the training topics that keep our employees on the cutting edge of our industry.
We routinely engage public speakers for our all company gatherings which happen 3-4 times per year. We have instituted personal development plans for each employee as part of our performance evaluation system and help each employee achieve the goals they set for themselves through continuing education. We have partnered with area secondary schools as well as Wichita Area Technical College to continue to develop our education program. Conferences and industry meetings (attended at company expense) also help keep our employees on the cutting edge.
Through yearly performance evaluations and personal development plans, our employees and leadership have a structured time to interact and plan development activities and training to support efforts to reach individual and company goals. We look for people with the skills, experience, work ethic, desire, and overall fit in the company culture to better allow us the chance to enhance collaboration, teach, and grow.
For our craft employees, Zernco offers NCCER training. NCCER was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various association and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 70 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments.
NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s registry that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER’s registry also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.
NCCER’s workforce development process of accreditation, instructor certification, standardized curriculum, registry, assessment and certification is a key component in the industry’s workforce development efforts. NCCER also drives multiple initiatives to enhance career development and recruitment efforts for the industry, primarily through its Build Your Future initiative. For additional information on specific NCCER training, click here.