Helmets to Hardhats (H2H)

Carpenter's Local 254 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 construction.

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 the Carpenter's New Jersey's registered apprenticeship program. Services include:

  1. personal career counseling
  2. interview coaching
  3. entrance test preparation
  4. review of apprentice entrance requirements
  5. guidance through the application process
  6. referral to supportive services

Apprentices in the carpentry program may be eligible to receive GI Bill benefits.

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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.

If you are interested in joining the Carpenter's Union through the Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) program please print and complete the following form and contact our training center at 908-241-8866. H2H registration form