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The New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council's Helmets to Hardhats Program (NJ H2H) is designed to help transitioning military personnel, National Guardsmen and Reservists find the best careers in the building and construction industry. Our program seeks to honor and reward military service with a solid, family-sustaining career in one of our fifteen affiliated trades:

Boilermakers Bricklayers/Tile Carpenters
Electrical Workers Elevator Constructors Insulators & Asbestos Workers
Iron Workers Laborers Operating Engineers
Painters Pipe Trades Plasterers & Cement Masons
Roofers Sheet Metal Workers Teamsters

We work in cooperation with the national Helmets to Hardhats program, adding a personal component to the program's on-line services. NJ H2H offers veterans preparation for successful application to any of New Jersey's registered apprenticeship programs in the building and construction trades. Services include:

  • review of apprentice entrance requirements
  • guidance through the application process
  • referral to supportive services

Apprentices in the NJ Building Trades may be eligible to receive GI Bill benefits.
          Click here to see the current rates.
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NJ H2H is open to Active Duty Servicemen and Women who will be transitioning to civilian employment in the near future, Military Veterans, National Guardsmen, and Reservists who have honorably served our country. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to participate.

Getting started is easy.

 STEP 1. Click here to learn more about apprenticeships in New Jersey's building and construction trades.

 STEP 2. Complete our brief NJ H2H online registration or download and send our NJ registration form.

 STEP 3. Create a National Helmets to Hardhats profile at www.helmetstohardhats.org.

QUESTIONS? Contact NJ H2H directly by phone - 732-499-7295 or by e-mail - H2H@njbctc.org

Other Useful Links

If you're a union, JATC, contractor, or employer looking to offer an NJ-based career opportunity in the construction industry, click here for simple instructions on how to get started.

This program is made possible by grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Our national partner Helmets to Hardhats is run by the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment and Veterans' Employment.

New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council
77 Brant Avenue, Suite 102 - Clark, NJ 07066
Phone: (732) 499-0100 - Fax: (732) 499-0150