The nonprofit program Helmet to Hardhats helps place veterans seeking careers in the construction industry. Helmets to Hardhats connects veterans with unions taking applications for apprenticeship openings or building contractors seeking workers. Currently 1,500 veterans across the United States are creating profiles on the Helmets to Hardhats website each month and uploading their résumés. Once accepted into an apprenticeship, veterans go through classroom and on-the-job training under journeymen who have worked in the field for years. They are paid while attending classes as well as while they are on the job. Some apprentice programs require people to pay for some classes, but veterans can use G.I. Bill funds to pay for tuition. For more information, visit the Helmets to Hardhats website.
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