Career vs. Job
Are you looking for a job, or are you looking for a career? If you’re looking for a career, you’re in the right place. Helmets to Hardhats places quality men and women from the Armed Forces into promising building and construction careers.
Acceptance into the building and construction trades is your first step to a great future. Careers in these trades enable you to earn while you learn and get rewarded for hard work. Being a member in the building and construction trades entitles you to competitive salaries with consistent raises, pension plans, excellent medical benefits and flexibility when it comes to taking time off.
Most candidates will enter an apprenticeship program where they learn a trade through on-the-job training supplemented by classroom instruction at state-of-the-art training facilities. Typically, there is no charge for the training and you will be paid for the time you are working. The pay you receive from an employer can be supplemented by education benefits under the G.I. Bill, adding hundreds more dollars each month to your take home pay. An apprentice’s pay increases periodically over the course of the job, and as the apprentice becomes more skilled. Many apprenticeship programs have arrangements allowing individuals to obtain college credit for classroom work. Upon graduation, you will become a journeyman — a craftsperson recognized for his or her knowledge and ability in the selected trade. In some cases your military experience can give you credit towards journeyman status and allow you to enter an apprenticeship program at an advanced level or be classified as a journeyman immediately.
Benefits of Joining a Certified Apprenticeship Program
- High pay, great medical insurance and some of the best pension plans in the nation.
- High quality training at well-resourced training centers that are recognized by Regional Education Certifying Councils and Boards.
- Use your Montgomery GI Bill or other veteran educational benefits.
- Earn while you learn. Receive on the job training and get top notch classroom instruction.