Helmets to Hardhats
Making a successful transition from the military into the civilian workforce can be difficult. Transitioning military veterans face the same challenges as any other job hunter, with the added stress of trying to translate the skills they learned in the military into language that civilian employers can understand. The process can feel overwhelming, especially if it seems like meaningful help is unavailable.
Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) was formed for this reason and is dedicated to helping National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military members connect to quality career and training opportunities in one of America's most challenging and rewarding industries—the construction industry.
The benefits of H2H are two-fold: dedicated veterans receive training and a secure job in the construction industry, while our contractors have access to a pool of highly disciplined and motivated individuals.Who Should Sign Up?
- Transitioning military members should visit the Helmets to Hardhats website at www.helmetstohardhats.com and click the Get Started button to create and activate your profile. You can then browse hundreds of career and training opportunities and forward your profile to career providers electronically from the H2H site.
- Local unions and apprenticeship programs should also go to www.helmetstohardhats.com and click on the Trades/JATCs/Employers tab. Click the Request Account button and complete the required information to register your program. Once your account is verified, you'll be able to post jobs, manage applicants, view reports and more.
The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers is a staunch supporter of the Helmets to Hardhats program, and we strongly recommend that all local unions and JATCs register with the program and recruit apprenticeship candidates from the H2H pool. For more information, please contact Jim Hadel at the International Office at (202) 463-7663 or Lisa Ford at Helmets to Hardhats at (202) 756-4625.