States support Helmets to Hardhats program

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen signed a resolution for the Helmets to Hardhats program on Feb. 17. The national Helmets to Hardhats program connects National Guard, reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities in the construction industry.

Signing the resolution was a show of support for the program's efforts to link former and active military personnel with civilian employment opportunities. Because the proclamation was signed, former military personnel now will have easier access to apprenticeship programs.

In addition, the Kentucky House of Representatives approved House Resolution 122 supporting the Helmets to Hardhats program in Kentucky on Feb. 14.