Archive for the ‘NCC in the Media’ Category

Denver Public Schools Partners with NCC

May 2013 – Denver Public Schools has partnered with the National Center for Craftsmanship (NCC) to create a unique, hands-on learning opportunity for high school students who are interested in the field of construction. Since April 29th, 2013, construction management students in the school system have been getting valuable experience by helping with the initial Read more.

Loveland Lakefront Deconstruction Project Offers Benefits to All

Historic Foote home offers opportunity to Larimer County community corrections participants By Tom Hacker Loveland Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Start the list of winners involved in the deconstruction of a Loveland lakefront home with the names of the six people doing the heavy lifting — all women, all participants in the Larimer County community corrections program. Continue with Read more.

KGNU Interview with DreamBuilders Graduates

Two graduates from our successful DreamBuilders program were interviewed by KGNU Comunity Radio in Boulder recently. Lisa Smerker and Trudy Pillow talked with Liz Lane how the training program had changed their lives and the type of jobs they are currently working in. This is significant because both women are from Larimer County Corrections and Read more.

NCC Certifies Women Deconstructors

Steele's Market Deconstruction, Fort Collins, CO

The National Center for Craftsmanship recently completed the deconstruction of the old Steele’s Market Center on W. Mountain Street in Fort Collins. Deconstruction, or the systematic dismantling and recycling of unwanted buildings, is an emerging part of the green building industry. The Center uses deconstruction as a training activity that allows youth and adult students Read more.

Sutherlands and NCC form Strategic Business Alliance

Sutherlands Lumber and Design Gallery of Fort Collins ( and the National Center for Craftsmanship ( are excited to announce the formation of a strategic business alliance to provide education, training, and marketing services to local businesses and contractors. As the current construction and home improvement market continues to evolve Sutherlands is working to provide Read more.

Steele’s Market DeConstruct!

Beginning January 26th, the National Center for Craftsmanship is bringing our DeConstruct program to the Steele’s Market at 309 W. Mountain Ave in Fort Collins, CO. Almost ten years vacant, the Steele’s Market building will be DeConstructed and materials recycled to make room for new possibilities in Old Town Fort Collins. The NCC, with the help of Read more.

National Center for Craftsmanship featured by Discovery Channel

January 28, 2010 – NCC’s 2009 Overland Trail Deconstruct project aired on Discovery Channel’s Planet Green “Renovation Nation” Thursday, January 28th at 4:00 pm MST.

National Center for Craftsmanship featured in New Balance National Marketing Campaign

June 15, 2009 – New Balance, the only athletic company still manufacturing footwear in the United States, launched a national awareness campaign to celebrate its domestic manufacturing workforce. The campaign includes an online documentary that features the National Center for Crafstmanship and invites consumers to participate in a sweepstakes to win a free trip to Read more.

DeConstruct Project a Learning Experience

Loveland Reporter-Herald Educators often talk in terms of building blocks to success, and the metaphor is apt, because before a student can learn complex theories and tasks, he must know the fundamentals involved. That comes into sharper focus when the building blocks of the day’s lesson are not being built up, but in fact are Read more.