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Are you interested in inviting transitioning veterans and their spouses into your registered apprenticeship programs? The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service announced an Apprenticeship Pilot Program earlier this year that could help you develop veterans into construction craft professionals and make career dreams come true.

The pilot program was created to identify, track and increase the number of transitioning service members and their spouses hired into registered apprenticeship programs prior to separation from the military. Transitioning service members are well-suited to pursue a rewarding career pathway through these programs, which will allow them to adapt the technical skills they learned while in the military to the needs of the civilian workplace.

The pilot will run from 2020 through April 2021 and will take place at eight military installations across the United States that were chosen in collaboration with the Department of Defense. However, transitioning service members and their families will likely desire to travel from their current duty station to other states, so the limited number of participating bases should not be an impediment to making career connections across the country. This is an excellent opportunity to connect transitioning service members to employment and education opportunities.

To learn more, visit the DOL VETS Apprenticeship Pilot Program website.