Military-connected students to benefit from Helmets to Hardhats partnership


Media release:

Fanshawe College is proud to announce a new partnership with Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) that will provide the College’s military-connected students with pathways into Canada’s skilled trade industry.

H2H is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to assisting veterans who are transitioning from military service into well-paid, highly-skilled second careers in construction and related industries.

As a military-connected College, Fanshawe and H2H will work together to support our veterans, reservists and cadets by providing valuable job opportunities to help rebuild Ontario’s economy through the skilled trades and apprenticeship sectors. H2H has strategic partnerships with national trade unions, providing additional networking opportunities for Fanshawe military-connected students upon graduation.

Fanshawe is the first College in Canada to partner with Helmets to Hardhats. Military-connected graduates will have the opportunity to use the services of H2H to seek skilled trades jobs across Canada.

“Fanshawe College is excited to collaborate with Helmets to Hardhats to create employment opportunities for our military-connected students who will graduate ready to contribute to the economic recovery of their community,” says Darlene O’Neill, Director, Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services, Fanshawe College.

“Helmets to Hardhats looks forward to supporting military veterans, reservists and cadets, supporting the economy and growing the skilled construction trades with military-connected students through our partnership with Fanshawe College,” says Joseph Maloney, Executive Director, Helmets to Hardhats.

This partnership expands Fanshawe’s network of viable employers for our students and will help employers find the best job candidates.

About Fanshawe’s military-connected campus

Fanshawe and the Canadian Armed Forces are working together to create a military-connected campus that will provide members of the Canadian Armed Forces and veterans with career opportunities and supports for transition to civilian life. Students can receive academic credit and leadership recognition for prior military training and experience. To assist with the transition to post-secondary education for military-connected students, Fanshawe recently launched a funding campaign to offset some of the financial difficulties these students face.

About Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats Canada began in 2012, during Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan and the need for quality careers for military who wanted to transition to civilian life. They are a registered non-profit organization providing all-inclusive opportunities in the building trades for former military, transitioning and those serving either with the Regular or Reserve Forces, their spouses and dependent children from 18 to 25 years old.

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