The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has announced $1.2 million in available funding through the Helmets to Hardhats for women and minority veterans program. The grant will provide women and minority veterans with training to prepare them for employment and/or apprenticeships in the construction and building-related trades.
“Our military personnel make great sacrifices for our country that we are grateful for,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. “I am proud to support them in their endeavors to find a steady career in a key industry following their military service.”
The grant is funded by the New Jersey Builders Utilization Initiative for Labor Diversity and carries a maximum grant award of $400,000. Participants in the program will earn a minimum of $15 per hour in one of 23 approved occupations, as outlined in the Notice of Grant Opportunity.
Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) is a national nonprofit program to help reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military members connect with career-training opportunities in the construction industry.