OROMOCTO, NB, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Helmets to Hardhats Canada Web
site, dedicated to helping Veterans and men and women in uniform find
jobs in the building and construction industry as they transition to
civilian life, is now available. On behalf of the Honourable Steven
Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Keith Ashfield,
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Minister for the Atlantic Gateway and
Member of Parliament for Fredericton, today highlighted the Web site at
"The cornerstone of the Helmets to Hardhats Canada program is helping to
connect Canadian Forces Veterans and men and women in uniform with
available jobs in the construction industry," said Minister Blaney.
"The new Web site is a valuable resource to connect these highly
trained and skilled individuals to new opportunities.
"Successful transition to civilian life is a priority for the Harper
Government," said Minister Ashfield. "The Helmets to Hardhats Canada
Webs site is an exciting new tool designed to connect service personnel
and Veterans with high quality jobs in the construction industry."
Helmets to Hardhats Canada is a Web-based program that offers access to
career postings. Individuals can now register at helmetstohardhats.ca and click the "Apply Now" button to create an account. Employers who
are interested in advertising a position can register at helmetstohardhats.ca/en/employers.htm.
"This new Web site is a significant milestone in advancing the Helmets
to Hardhats Canada program. It provides a wealth of information on the
program, but also serves as the means to match Veterans and
transitioning men and women in uniform with exciting opportunities for
a new, civilian career in the building and construction trades
industry," said BGen (Ret) Gregory Matte, Executive Director, Helmets
to Hardhats Canada. "As a retired senior officer who enjoyed a
wonderful career in the Canadian Forces, I see this as an opportunity
for me to assist the dedicated men and women of the Canadian Forces in
making a smooth transition into a new and rewarding career."
Employees of Helmets to Hardhats are former men and women in uniform who
can help Veterans translate how their military skills and experience
meet civilian job requirements. Assistance can also be provided to
arrange apprenticeship training to achieve journeyperson certification
in more than 60 trades in the building and construction industry.
For more information on the Helmets to Hardhats Canada program, visit helmetstohardhats.ca, call 613-238-2300 or, toll free, 1-855-238-9707.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
BGen (Ret'd) Greg Matte
Helmets to Hardhats Canada
Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs