Josue Ponce of Sundt Construction Appointed to NCCER Workforce Development Committee


TEMPE, Ariz. (February 5, 2024) – Sundt Craft Training Manager Josue Ponce was recently chosen to represent Sundt for the National Center for Construction Education and Research Workforce (NCCER) Development Committee.

The NCCER Workforce Development Committee serves as an advisory group to the NCCER Board of Trustees for workforce development issues. The committee will present recommendations to the NCCER Board of Trustees for discussion and approval.

Ponce will serve as an advisor to the committee and NCCER Board of Trustees for workforce development issues and will advocate for issues that directly affect the construction industry.

The committee reviews and discusses areas of concern and brings forth innovative ideas to ensure every craft professional using an NCCER program has an equitable opportunity to learn and demonstrate skill, knowledge, and competency in their chosen craft(s), and to receive credentials appropriate to their performance.

Ponce began his career journey as a pipefitter apprentice and journeyman/welder. In his 27 years in the industry, he’s held diverse roles, such as general foreman, superintendent, quality manager and craft instructor. He holds degrees in welding science and strategic leadership, is a certified welding inspector and a national plumbing/mechanical inspector.

Sundt’s workforce development efforts include comprehensive training for craft and administrative personnel at the recently completed As an NCCER accredited training sponsor and assessment center, Sundt offers three Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship programs in carpentry, pipefitting and heavy equipment operation. The organization provides a variety of training programs for both its administrative and craft employee-owners, ensuring opportunities for professional development and career growth.

About Sundt

Sundt Construction, Inc. ( is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 134-year-old firm specializes in transportation, industrial, building, concrete and renewable power work and is owned entirely by its approximately 2,500-plus employees. Sundt is distinguished by its diverse capabilities and experience, unique employee-ownership culture and depth of self-perform expertise in nine major trades. Much of Sundt’s workforce is comprised of skilled craft professionals who, together with the company’s administrative employees, enable Sundt to fulfill its mission to be the most skilled builder in America. Sundt has 13 offices throughout California, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, Utah and Florida and is currently ranked the country’s 62nd largest construction company by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine.

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Stefanie Teller
Sundt Construction, Inc.
520.750.4611 (office)