We provide veterans, National Guard and Reserve Members with career placement options, training grants and scholarships to help them find careers in the heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical residential service industries.
Careers in this industry are an excellent fit for veterans, National Guard and Reserve Members. These careers call for skills that veterans often developed during their military service, including:
- Problem solving
- Working independently while being accountable to the team
- Disciplined work habits
- Respectful communication
- Desire to help others
Our goal is to help veterans, National Guard and Reserve Members find work right away, by providing connections to companies looking to hire apprentice or inexperienced employees and train them. To facilitate this we provide training grants that give veterans the skills to start work within weeks, along with scholarships for veterans currently enrolled in an accredited school program. We also provide a Business Network of companies in the industry who are looking to hire veterans. This network currently has more than 150 businesses across the U.S. The Troops To Trades program is here to help veterans that are transitioning from active duty as well as veterans that have already started civilian jobs and careers.
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When you apply and are accepted for the Troops to Trades program we will work with you to determine what training you need to enhance your skills as a HVAC technician, electrician or plumber and provide a short term training experience at no cost to you. Then we will work with you to help you find a job in the industry in your community.
The Troops to Trades program is dedicated to accomplishing the following goals in 2015.
- Provide scholarships and training grants to veterans
- Provide ongoing assistance on recruiting and onboarding veterans to businesses
- Help veterans connect with positions in the industry