Merit Apprenticeship Program   
Building tomorrow's workforce 

Why Construction?
A construction career is a strong fit for men and women transitioning from the military to civilian life. The field experience, values, and leadership skills learned while protecting America in military service translate well into a life building America as a craft professional. 

The construction industry offers high wages, competitive benefits, and requires technical expertise. The good news? Major industrial and commercial construction companies are eager to hire and train veterans for craft professional positions that will lead the construction industry into the future. 

This training often happens through an apprenticeship or accredited training program, such as MAP, where you develop your skills on-the-job. You are allowed the flexibility of training for a civilian career while earning a paycheck and industry-recognized portable credentials.

If you have construction related experience from your time in the military, you can apply that training directly to propel you on your path toward becoming a journey-level craft professional. 

Are you wondering how you can pay for the classroom training you will need to complete the requirements of registered apprenticeship? The
Post-9/11 GI Bill applies to career and technical training, to include registered apprenticeship. This means you can utilize your educational benefits to pursue a career in construction crafts like electrical, HVAC, carpentry, plumbing, pipefitting and more.

We thank you for your service in uniform and we ask that you consider a rewarding career in the construction industry!

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What kind of salary could you make with your military experience in a construction career?

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The construction industry will need to hire 240,000 new workers each year for the next five years. (U.S. Bureau of Labor)

Veterans made up almost 10% of the construction workforce in 2012. (Veteran Labor Force in the Recovery, Bureau of Labor Statistics)