Veterans Day is a day of celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Since 2003, the Building and Construction Trades Department, and their management partners, have been working diligently to honor the men and women of the Armed Forces. Recognizing not only the civic duty to help our military but also the great skills and value, as employees, that a veteran brings to a company. Through this partnership, the Helmets to Hardhats program was created. Over the last eight years they have been successful in helping thousands of military members find quality training, careers and happiness with quality employers.
As this message goes out to all the people associated with the Helmets to Hardhats program, changes continue to occur. Forces are drawing down in Iraq and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill has become available for OJT and Apprenticeship.View a comparison of the Montgomery and the Post 9/11 G.I. Bills. This comparison briefly outlines the advantages of choosing an apprenticeship using the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits for veterans, unions, and companies. For more information log onto www.helmetstohardhats.org or call us at 1-866-741-6210.
I realize that none of the work Helmets to Hardhats does is possible without the men and women of construction industry. Contractors, unions, business owners, training directors and veterans alike share in the idea that the service one does for their country deserves more than a handshake. We may never be able to thank the men and women of the armed forces enough for the sacrifices they and their families make. But, if you desire a quality career in the construction industry, we will do our best to help you with your search. Thank you to all the men and women who have served this country.
“Serve your country and secure your future”
Darrell L Roberts
Helmets to Hardhats