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Apprenticeship Programs for Veterans in honor of National Apprenticeship Week!

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National Apprenticeship Week (November 12-18, 2018) begins on the same day Veteran’s Day is observed in the United States. On this day, America honors military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Coincidentally, apprenticeship programs are one of the most popular ways veterans enter high skilled, well-paying jobs in today’s workforce. There are many reasons why veterans should consider entering apprenticeship programs, as well as those who have not served their country in the Armed Forced.  United Way of Rock River Valley will spend the rest of National Apprenticeship Week detailing reasons why entering an apprenticeship program may be just right for you!

 

Below are current opportunities for veterans in apprenticeship programs. Also, check out this document provided by the Department of Labor detailing the many benefits for veterans in registered apprenticeship Programs.

 

Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. Most career opportunities offered by the program are connected to federally-approved apprenticeship training programs.www.helmetstohardhats.org

Veterans in Piping is an apprenticeship program that offers high-quality skills training and jobs in the pipe trades to US veterans and active duty military personnel preparing to leave the service. Participants enroll in accelerated 18-week courses in welding and/or HVACR service. Participants also earn industry-recognized certifications as a part of their education. www.uavip.org

The Painters and Allied Trades Veterans Program assists transitioning veterans from military service to civilian careers in the finishing trades industry. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) is dedicated to providing service men and women the tools necessary to be successful in a rewarding career in construction.www.pat-vp.org

https://www.doleta.gov/oa/docs/BenefitsVeteransRegisteredApprenticeship.pdf

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