Faster Learning Curve
Veterans learn new skills and concepts quickly. They also come in with transferable job skills.
Veterans lead by example. They know how to manage for results.
Veterans know how teamwork grows out of a responsibility to your peers. Their duties involve a blend of both individual and group work.
Diversity in Action
Veterans have learned to work with people of different backgrounds. They do not discriminate by race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion or economic status. They also may have worked with people of different mental and physical ability.
Efficient Performance under Pressure
Veterans work with tight schedules and limited resources. They know how to finish jobs on time, under stress. They know how to stay with a task until it is done right.
Respect for Procedures
Veterans have a unique view on accountability. They can grasp their place in an organization. They are responsible for both subordinates' work and supervisory tasks.
Technology and Globalization
Veterans keep on top of international and technical trends in the business world.
Veterans know what it means to do "an honest day's work." They have a track record of integrity, including security clearances.
Conscious of Health and Safety Standards
Veterans know health and safety protocol. They maintain personal health and fitness. On a company level, this means protection of employees and property.
Triumph over Adversity
Veterans beat the odds. They have been in tough situations and may have overcome a disability.
Our Apprenticeship Training Unit supports the Helmets to Hardhats program. This effort helps National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty veterans move into the civilian workforce. We encourage apprenticeship sponsors to take part in this program whenever possible. We will lend a hand to help make this program a success.
There are a large number of skilled laborers reaching retirement age and leaving the workforce. These numbers are especially large in the building and construction trades. The Helmets to Hardhats program can help to fill this shortfall of workers.