Joint employer and labor organizations, as well as individual employers, offer registered apprenticeship opportunities.
What is apprenticeship? It is both on-the-job training and classroom instruction. It gives you the opportunity to learn the practical and theoretical aspects of highly-skilled jobs. Visit the New York State Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship page for a list of current recruitments and to learn more about other apprenticeship opportunities.
This program connects veterans to careers in construction and building. We are excited about the potential of this program to expand opportunities in careers in the skilled trades for all qualified veterans.
Who can participate in Helmets to Hardhats?
Veterans that have received Honorable Discharge from U.S. Military service,
To get started:
College Credit for Military Experience
Your military training provided you with many skills. You may be able to earn academic credit by documenting your experiences.
The American Council on Education collaborates with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to review military training and experiences and recommend appropriate college credit for members of the Armed Forces. ACE’s credit recommendations appear in the Military Guide and on military transcripts.
To request transcripts of military training:
Credentialing tests a person's competency in a particular area. Credentials provide the equivalent of a "professional badge."
The law requires credentials for various occupations. In some cases, an employer may only hire employees who have credentials, even though they are not required to by law. To find out more, go to Occupations licensed or certified.
You may already have the experience and knowledge to gain certification in your occupation.
New York State Division of Veteran Affairs - Information on your educational and disability benefits.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) administers a variety of education benefit programs. Many Veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefits program, including:
For information on these programs and more, visit the VA website at: http://www.gibill.va.gov/.
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