Helmets to Hardhats Applicants & Military Veterans
America has always maintained a solemn promise to its military veterans to ensure them a successful transition to civilian life, and Iron Workers Local 378 pledges to participate in this commitment by providing lucrative opportunities for all military veterans.
Helmets to Hardhats is a national, non-profit program that exists to connect transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the building and construction industry.
At Iron Workers Local 378, we aim to provide our military veterans the assistance needed to bridge the gap between their shift into civilian life and our four-year Apprenticeship program, where providing stability, security and a prosperous career for the men and women who serve in the military is the least we can offer; the foundation of the American promise to its veterans.
We recognize the years of dedicated service, the hard work, and the abundance of skills that our military veterans possess, and we believe that Helmets to Hardhats is a great initiative in compensating and alleviating our veterans once they return home.
Interested military candidates should visit www.helmetstohardhats.org, and create an account. The next steps include building your resume, securing a copy of your DD Form 214-Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and speaking with one of our Business Agents regarding entry into our Apprenticeship program. The great benefit in being a part of our Apprenticeship program here at Iron Workers Local 378 is that military candidates are able to gain invaluable training, on the job work experience and wages as an Iron Worker. This can all be done while using GI bill benefits to supplement incomes while you learn.
Union Veteran’s Council
The International Association of Iron Workers along with other AFL-CIO affiliates have formed the Union Veterans Council (UVC) in order to better advocate on behalf of our veteran members and families. In June 2014, we requested, via email and Facebook notification, for all veterans of Local 378 to share their names for a tribute to be published by our International Association. If you received the November 2014 issue of The Ironworker, you may have noticed that over 80 members of Local 378 shared their names and were recognized by the Ironworkers Political Action League for their dedication, courage, sacrifice, and service to our country.
If you found that you were not on the list, and you are a military veteran, please consider joining the Union Veterans Council, by registering online here.
If you have further questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact our International’s Political and Legislative Director and Vietnam veteran, Dave Kolbe, via phone at (202)383-4805 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans Agent Orange Registry Health Exam
If you are a military veteran and you suspect you may have been exposed to Agent Orange during your service, the VA’s Agent Orange Registry Health Exam can alert you to any possible long-term health problems associated with this type of exposure. Please click here to learn more on how to obtain a free health exam.