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September 19, 2012 by On-Site staff

Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Brigadier-General (Retired) Gregory Matte, executive director of Helmets to Hardhats Canada officially launched the Helmets to Hardhats Canada website on Sept. 18. The program is design to help Canadian veterans and people currently serving in regular or reserve forces of the Canadian Forces find employment within the building and construction industry.  Photo: Veteran Affairs Canada
Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Brigadier-General (Retired) Gregory Matte, executive director of Helmets to Hardhats Canada officially launched the Helmets to Hardhats Canada website on Sept. 18. The program is design to help Canadian veterans and people currently serving in regular or reserve forces of the Canadian Forces find employment within the building and construction industry. Photo: Veteran Affairs Canada

The website for Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada was launched on Sept. 18 and applications for the program are now being accepted.

H2H Canada is a partnership with Canada’s building trades unions, their employers and government stakeholders, designed to help Canadian veterans and men and women currently serving in regular or reserve force components of the Canadian Forces find employment within the building and construction industry; as they transition to civilian life.

The program offers apprenticeship training so participants can obtain journeyperson status in more than 60 trades applicable to the construction and building industry, as well as access to career postings.

The website was officially launched by Minister of Veterans Affairs Steven Blaney and Brigadier-General (Ret.) Gregory Matte, executive director of Helmets to Hardhats Canada.

To register for the H2H Canada program click here, or for more information, call 1-855-238-9707.

Source: Veteran Affairs Canada.