On March 30th, Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., signed a declaration recognizing Helmets to Hardhats and declared March 30, 2009, as Helmets to Hardhats Program Day.
Utah Senate Democrats blog has a nice write-up on the event and program: Helmets to Hardhats Program Day
Helmets to Hardhats is a nonprofit organization hosted by the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment and Veterans’ Employment (CMRAVE), which connects veterans to promising careers in the construction industry. Utah is the 27th state to recognize the vital role of Helmets to Hardhats.
Helmets to Hardhats provides training and support to veterans returning from military service to facilitate a smooth transition to civilian life. Veterans log in to http://helmetstohardhats.org, establish an account, and begin their search for a productive career. The Helmets to Hardhats staff of construction industry and military professionals help guide veterans through their career search, connecting them with apprenticeship programs and providing career advice. Many Utah veterans have received this training. Click here for Ami Joi O’Donoghue’s great article in the Deseret News relating Darrell Robert’s personal military experiences.