Current veteran unemployment rate. With 15.6% underemployed.
Veterans are more likely to be promoted earlier than non-veterans
Work experience veterans with bachelor's have over non-veterans
Transitioning Out of the Military Into the Skilled Trades
Military veterans bring experience to the skilled trades that have been tried and tested. A level of grit and determination not just to do the job, but make sure that it's a job well done. In this video, veterans share how they successfully transitioned their drive, motivation and determination into great careers, lucrative businesses and personal success.
Getting Started in Skilled Trades
There are many ways to get into well-paying fields in construction, depending on your preference. Explore the options below and click the buttons to find the best next step for you!
Choose Your Path
Vocational programs are available for veterans to take advantage of for a wide variety of entry-level jobs. A veteran participates in on-the-job training while working under an employer’s supervision. The veteran receives monthly VA education benefits in addition to regular salary.
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Technical colleges like the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) offer the opportunity to be career-ready in two years or less. TCSG tuition is affordable and the system’s job placement rate is 99%. With 22 colleges statewide, Georgia offers plenty of options for technical degree opportunities.
Apprenticeships cover theoretical instruction and practical training. As an “apprentice,” a veteran is taught by a skilled worker, also known as a “journeyman.” Once the apprenticeship is completed, the veteran receives VA education benefits while working full-time and earning wages.
GI Bill benefits help you pay for college, graduate school, and training programs. Veterans may be eligible for multiple types of education and training programs. Different programs offer different benefits, so it’s important to choose the program that will best meet your needs.
Resources for Veterans
Our guides break down skilled trade career options, including pathways, salaries and training programs to get you started on the path to your goals.
Hire Heroes USA
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)
Events and Webinars
Looking for more info on getting into the skilled trades? Whether it’s questions about specific careers or learning more about your options, our upcoming events and on-demand webinars are a great way to get the info you need to make the best decision for your future.
Jobs & Opportunities
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Videos for Veterans
Think construction is a dead-end job? These videos might just change your mind!
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All We Do Is Build
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Construction Career News for Veterans
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