Iowa Workforce Development
Helmets To Hardhats
A Program To Help Veterans
Helmets to Hardhats is a program that helps ease the
passage into civilian life for military personnel, Guardsmen, and
Reservists by providing information on great career opportunities, pay,
and benefits in the construction industry.
The program is co-sponsored nationally by 15 building and construction
trades organizations, as well as their employer associations, which
together represent about 82,000 contractors. The program is no-cost and
allows candidates to access information about careers and
apprenticeships via the Internet from anywhere in the world. To apply
for work or membership, each candidate completes a comprehensive profile
that helps Helmets to Hardhats refer candidates to the right program and
Both manual and non-manual careers are available to candidates.
Depending on the experience of the candidates, they may be placed into
an apprenticeship program that will allow them to earn while they learn.
The program also has an on-line forum with mentors who have served in
the military and are now working in various unions who can provide
guidance and support to participants.
For more information, contact a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program staff
person at your local IWD office, or visit this website: