Posts Tagged ‘Military’

Jul
2015
10

Pipefitters Union Investing in Transitioning Military Veterans to the Workforce

Pipefitters Union Investing in Transitioning Military Veterans to the Workforce
  At Fort Sill, Oklahoma soldiers finishing their military service can now enter a program which will prepare them for a career in the civilian workforce as pipefitters.  The 18-week fire suppression sprinkler system program is held at the Ft. Sill Industrial Training Complex and is part of the United Association’s Veterans in Piping...
Apr
2014
29

VIDEO: Military Veterans Turned Career Steamfitters Through ‘Helmets to Hardhats’ Program

VIDEO: Military Veterans Turned Career Steamfitters Through 'Helmets to Hardhats' Program
  A new video from Steamfitters Local 638 highlights the ways in which the Helmets to Hardhats program has helped military veterans begin rewarding careers in construction after years of service.   This post-military progression can be repetitively refreshing: return to civilian life; work job after job without catching a break; get...
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Oct
2013
15

New Brunswick Government Invests $50,000 in Helmets to Hardhats Program

New Brunswick Government Invests $50,000 in Helmets to Hardhats Program
  The government of New Brunswick is investing $50,000 into Helmets to Hardhats Canada to help provide apprenticeship training to current and former military members who wish to transition into a civilian career in the trades.  The Canadian Helmets to Hardhats program, like its American counterpart, matches the employment needs of local...
Jul
2013
22

CO Building Trades Rep Slams Aurora Veterans Affairs Project as “Criminal,” in Dire Need of a PLA

  Recently, we shed light on the cost overruns and other failures of the Aurora, Colorado Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital construction. The problems relate to an endemic refusal by the VA to use Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), despite their many advantages and guarantees, including a mandate for hiring military veterans into the construction...
May
2013
27

Iron Workers Pres. Wise: “As a Brotherhood, we believe that former members of the military deserve the best opportunities when they return home.”

  The following is a Memorial Day message from Iron Workers General President Walter Wise, cross-posted from the Iron Workers’ website: As a fuel convoy gunner in Kuwait and Iraq, Nathan May crisscrossed the heart of the desert more times than he can count, traveling a total of more than 8,000 miles, only to return [&hellip...;