Gulf Coast Leadership
Helmets to Hardhats?
• Management and Labor
• Center for Military Recruitment,
Assessment and Veterans Employment
• February 2003
• Helmets to Hardhats
Joint Labor and Management
To help transitioning military veterans, National
Guard and Reservists.
Through information, counseling and mentoring.
Find an opportunity to establish a life long career in
the construction industry.
The construction industry
Inform and facilitate
Create the avenues of approach
H2H Trade Representatives
• Career Fairs
• TAP Classes
• Engaging the vets
• Relating to other Programs
• WWR, DVOPs, LVERs, AW2, ACAP,
WWP, Heroes to Hired, Armed Forces
How have we been doing?
• Thousands of Military service members
• Awarded 2012 Trailblazer and Innovator
• State Agreements with 28 States
• Best at what we do
Our Target Audience
What do they do?
• COMBAT ENGINEER (21B)
• CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT REPAIRER
• ENGINEERING AIDE (EA)
• BUILDER (BU)
• CIVIL ENGINEERING CAREER FIELD (3E)
• STOREKEEPER (SK)
• PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING
The average Soldier is:
RANK: E-4 (Corporal / Specialist)
TIME IN SERVICE: 4 Years
BASE PAY: $2,199.90/month
EDUCATION: High School Graduate
MARITAL STATUS: Married w/ two
• RACE: 60% Caucasian/40% Minority
• GENDER: 85% Male/15% Female
What does it take to become a
Helmets to Hardhats candidate?
• Must have been honorably or medically discharged from
the Armed Forces
• General under Honorable conditions
• Must be able to provide proof of discharge with a copy of
• National Guard and Reserve members are eligible if they
have completed their active duty status.
• Register at www.helmetstohardhats.org
Veteran Population under 25
Veteran Pop Congress district
Getting Registered for the Vets
Searching for Careers
• 38% of Veterans surveyed were aware
of their Education and Training Benefits
• 66%, between ages of 18-30, had
searched in the past year for
information on those benefits.
VA Survey, 2010
MONTGOMERY GI BILL (CHAPTER 30)
• First six months of training $1,173.00
• Second six months of training $860.00
• Remainder of training $547.40
Post 9/11 Payment Schedule
During the first six months the apprentice will get BAH (housing allowance) at
the rate of E5 w/ dependents for the first 6 months of their apprenticeship based
on the zip code of where the individual is pursuing the program.
During the second six months they will get 80% of the allowed BAH.
During the third six month period they will get 60% of the allowed BAH.
During the fourth six month period they will get 40% of the allowed BAH.
After the first 24 months they will get 20% of the allowed BAH from then on.
The apprentice is also eligible for a monthly stipend of $83 for books, supplies,
Houston, TX, - $1,623.00
Corpus Christi, TX - $1,275.00
New Orleans, LA - $1290.00
Gulfport, MS - $1161.00
Mobile, AL - $1059.00
Washington, DC – $2,106.00
Salinas, CA - $2,019.00
San Diego, CA - $2,133.00
Las Vegas, NV - $1146.00
Warsaw, IN - $1068.00
Duluth, MN - $1,200.00
Philadelphia, PA - $1,758.00
Arlington, TX - $1,260.00
Colorado Springs, CO - $1,248.00
• Tax Incentives (WOTC)
• Access to the military personnel
• Ten years of experience
• Proven Track record
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