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Veterans — We Want YOU!

Now that you have completed your active military service and looking for employment in the civilian sector, you might ask yourself if you are looking for a job or a career. We have the career for you. CRICBT welcomes veterans to investigate and apply for local apprenticeshps in the construction trades — to give yourself a career. We'd like to keep you in your home community, here in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, Iowa area, and to help you establish yourself and your family with a well paying career. Applying (and acceptance) into an apprentice program in the building and trades will enable you to earn while you learn. Once you graduate you will be an Union Journeyman, a member of the building and contruction trades and you will be entitled to competitive salaries (and raises), pension plans, medical benefits, and a stable and rewarding lifestyle.

Helmets to Hardhats

During your apprenticeship you will learn-on-the job and attend classes in your selected field. The wages from your employer can be supplemented by educational benefits under the Montgomery or G.I. Bill. Your apprentice's pay increases incrementally as you become more skilled. In some instances the classwork may qualify you to receive college credit. But all classwork will accumulate toward your apprenticeship graduation. Upon graduation from the program you will be a journeyman in your selected trade.

There may be opportunities to count education/experiences you gained in the military as credits toward journeyman status, and allow you to enter the apprenticeship program at an advanced level. In some cases your experience/training may qualify you for immediate designation as a journeyman.

More Information from Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to HardHats

Helmets to Hardhats is a site operated under contract with the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment and Veterans' Employment. The purpose of the Helmets to Hardhats

site is to assist reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry. The site offers more information on each of the participating trades, job opportunities, information about using your G.I. Bill during your apprenticeship and other pertinent information. Visit Helmets to Hardhats.

The American Labor Movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all America." ~ John F. Kennedy

Contact information for the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Building Trades Council may be found on the CRICBT Council's contact page.
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