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NETCO: Engaging the Electrical Industry in Helmets to Hardhats

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) Canada is focused on career opportunities for anyone who has served (or is currently serving and looking to transition to a civilian career) in either the Regular or Reserve Force Components of the Canadian Forces.  Helmets to Hardhats Director of Placements, Mike Nassif, spoke about engaging the electrical industry in the program at the National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO) 2014 Training Conference (Aug. 9-10) in Ottawa. 

 

H2H offers apprenticeship opportunities to achieve a journeyperson qualification in the building and construction trade of one’s choice, as well as potential opportunities in other management positions within this industry.  Nassif noted that Electrician is among the five most popular trades requested by applicants.  He reinforced that veterans offer tremendous potential citing, for example, their solid work ethic and safety consciousness.  When polled, the 55+ conference delegates agreed that the interests of their training organizations, and the electrical industry at large, would be met by becoming an active partner in H2H.

Helmets to Hardhats Canada is a partnership with Canada’s Building Trades Unions, their many Employers across Canada, and Government stakeholders.  Modelled on the successful sister program originated in the USA in 2003, H2H Canada commenced operations in May 2012.  

Visit www.helmetstohardhats.ca for more information.