Helmets to Hardhats of New York
Helmets to Hardhats is a national, federally-funded program that
exists to connect transitioning active-duty military members as well as
National Guardsmen/women and Reservists with quality career training and
employment opportunities within the building and construction industry.
The program is about an entire industry doing what’s right to ease
the difficult passage back into civilian life for military families,
providing lucrative career opportunities and economic security to those
who have earned the promise of a nation for their years of dedicated
Helmets to Hardhats collects nationwide career opportunities within
the building and construction industry and matches that data to former
military personnel interested in a career within the industry.
Interested candidates can access information about careers and
apprenticeships via the Internet from anywhere in the world. Candidates
accepted into a registered apprenticeship program can collect their
Montgomery GI Bill benefits . . . this means up to $1075 per month in
addition to wages.
With the implementation of Direct Entry in New York, Helmets to
Hardhats candidates are able to get into quality construction careers
soon after applying for them. Direct Entry allows all Joint
Apprenticeship Training Councils (JATC’s) and Local Unions in New York
to accept current and honorably discharged former military personnel
into their training programs on a prioritized basis, as well as
providing credit for military training and experience. Prior experience
with a particular craft or trade is not necessary.
Interested military candidates need only to log on to the Helmets to Hardhats web site at www.helmetstohardhats.org
and follow the instructions for completing an online resume and
profile. Candidates can then go directly to a JATC to complete the
application and interview process or apply online for future openings.
Interested in a trade that is not currently recruiting? Contact New York
State Representative Anne Trenkle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.