Our Mission 

"Our mission is to develop to its fullest expression the spirit of craftsmanship that exists in each of us." 


The National Center for Craftsmanship is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing quality craftsmanship. We provide education, training, and research to support craft skills at all levels in order to fill critical shortages of skilled workers and boost economic productivity.

Craftsmanship is the cornerstone of quality in various fields, from construction to art. The National Center for Craftsmanship aims to preserve these skills and ensure their continuity.

Won’t you join us and help build the next generation of artisans? 



Nonprofit Organization 

Education Regeneration 


Dottie Bentley 

​Board Member and Accounting 

​NCC provides Dottie with the ideal platform to merge her passions as licensed technology teacher who uses her background in the minerals exploration and mining industry to guide underrepresented students in math, science, and engineering.  

​Kevin Dewlen 

​Board Member 

Kevin’s diverse building background in residential construction and business management since 2003, provides valuable input, advice, and management skills to help National Center for Craftsmanship thrive. 

Neil A. Kaufman 

​Board Director 

Dr. Kaufman's 30+ years of industry experience in areas like engineering, business, and construction allow him to contribute worthwhile knowledge as the Board Chairman of the National Center for Craftsmanship. 

Robb Sommerfeld 

Executive Director 

​Robb actively advocates for trade skills, enlightening students about alternative career paths beyond traditional college tracks. His background in education, manufacturing and construction helps him play a vital role in spreading the goals of NCC across northern Colorado.