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Former military service members make great electrical workers. Many of the skills, habits and discipline learned in the military translate to the electrical trade.

Working as an electrician requires teamwork, close attention to detail, the ability to see a task through to completion and being able to work independently or in a group. All of these traits go hand-in-hand with those who have military experience.

As young people are being herded towards colleges and universities, older generations are retiring and leaving a void in the skilled trades industry. Former military personnel make perfect candidates to fill these positions that need dedicated workers.

As an apprentice, you will be able to better meet your family’s needs. Apprentices make a livable wage, receive family healthcare and earn retirement benefits such as a 401k plan and pension. All of these benefits make for a pathway to the middle class, following military service.

The earn while you learn model used for apprentices is perfect for service members who need to start immediately making money. Apprentices earn that livable wage while they train on-the-job and learn from experienced journeymen.

Helmets to Hardhats is a great program that allows military veterans to get the career training they need. For more than a decade, Helmets to Hardhats has made it their mission to make the transition for service members as easy and smooth as possible.

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