Helmets to Hardhats

“What is 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 – getting their résumé to the right people, learning how to sell themselves, tracking down promising leads, following-up with employers, headhunters, job placement agencies... etc. Not many people are comfortable with this process and veterans have 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.”

Per the Department of Labor, to "Direct" enter a Union Building Trades Apprenticeship Program, your Military Occupational Specialty Code (MOS) must match the scope of work for the Trade you are seeking to join. If it does not, you must apply via the traditional apprenticeship method. Filling out the application, and following the process found on this website.

If your MOS matches the work scope of a Pipe Fitter / Welder / HVAC Technician, please fill out the profile on Helmets To Hardhats website and forward to Local Union 597’s Apprenticeship Program