VANCOUVER, 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, Senator Yonah Martin today
highlighted the Web site in Vancouver.
"Canadian Forces Veterans and Canada's service men and women are known
around the world for their skills, qualities and expertise," said
Minister Blaney. "These are the same skills needed by so many employers
across the country and that is why the Helmets to Hardhats Canada
program is so important."
"The skills of Veterans and service men and women can be translated into
language more easily understood by civilian employers through the
Helmets to Hardhats Canada program," said Senator Martin. "Helmets to
Hardhats Canada can help Veterans connect to a rewarding career that
they deserve after their service and dedication to their country."
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
Jean-Christophe de le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
BGen (Ret'd) Greg Matte
Helmets to Hardhats Canada