Ontario Construction News staff writer
Activity was brisk across the country in May as Helmets to Hardhats Canada registered 27 military veterans interested in construction careers.
“As construction and maintenance activity continues to pick up across the country, please continue to post opportunities for veterans with your apprentice intakes and individual employer staffing needs,” said executive director Joe Maloney.
There were 14 new registrations in Ontario. Also, six new approved employers were added across the Country, including Landscape Ontario.
There were also six veterans placed in construction careers in Ontario.
The H2H outreach plan this summer is to connect with 18- and 19-year-old senior cadets of the Army, Navy and Air Cadet leagues to explain the benefits of apprenticeship programs in the skilled trades and offer access to training.
Thanks to a grant from the Veterans and Family Well-Being Fund, the organization hired an Atlantic Canada H2H representative. Dave Giannou retired from the Navy after 36 years of service and is based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
“Please consider veterans, reservists and senior cadets when doing your intakes and staffing needs, and to inform us on their progress,” Maloney said. “For what these brave men and do for us offering them more opportunities when they come home is the right thing to do.”