Helmets to Hardhats’ (H2H) mission is to help transition our military heroes into successful civilian careers in the building trades.
H2H was created by the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment and Veterans Employment. H2H is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit joint labor-management driven entity that connects transitioning active-duty military service members, veterans, National Guard and Reservists with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. Since 2003, we’ve helped over 40,000 military personnel successfully transfer into civilian careers in the construction trades.
How do we do it? We’ve partnered with 15 international construction trade unions – like the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) – that have made a commitment to help our military heroes successfully transition to civilian life and work. We help service members explore the construction trades, get them started with earn-while-you-learn apprenticeship training programs through these partner organizations, and help connect them with employers. We also educate service members on how they can use their G.I. Bill benefits to supplement their incomes while participating in a registered apprenticeship program.
We’re proud and honored to be our military heros’ gateway to meaningful, long-lasting, well-paying careers in the construction trades through world-class apprenticeship education programs.
The H2H Impact in Numbers
Number of military service members H2H has successfully assisted into careers
Number of contractors in over 65 different crafts available for H2H Career Seekers
Number of training centers over 65 different crafts available for H2H Career Seekers
The brotherhood from the military is the same in the union. Helmets to Hardhats helped me get into my local with ease, and I am forever thankful.
Jose Montes , Lineman, IBEW Local 222
Executive Director, Helmets to Hardhats
Impartial Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, TAUC
Vice President, Cherne Contracting