Why pursue a career in the construction industry?


Construction offers high wages, competitive benefits and requires technical expertise. Men and women transitioning from the military to civilian life are usually a great fit for a career in construction. Skill-specific training, field experience and leadership skills developed while serving our country make former service men and women uniquely qualified for construction and related fields.



To see how your experience might translate to a career in a skilled trade, visit Build Your Future’s Hard Hat Heroes credentialing portal: www.veterans.byf.org  and download their Military Crosswalk for your branch of the military. This will help you to identify how your military assignment aligns with industry recognized, NCCER portable credentials. Once you identify where your military experience and skills can take you, you can pursue additional training or begin a career.



Training in the construction trades can happen through formal education, an apprenticeship or you can develop your skills on the job. If you have construction-related experience from your time in the military, you can apply that training directly to propel you on your path toward becoming a journey-level craft professional. Visit our resources page for organizations that can assist you.

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