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November 10, 2023 | Training

Opening the Doors to Those Who Serve

The union and our partner employers value both the service of military service veterans and the focus and maturity they bring to a jobsite. That’s why the UBC works with a variety of programs to help men and women transitioning out of active service find and start a career in the trades.

The UBC Military Veterans Program (UBC MVP) is one of them. Instructors from the North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund (NASCTF) recently led a UBC MVP session at Fort Drum in Jefferson County, New York. The eight-week program included significant hands-on training and will allow participants direct entry to an apprenticeship.

The union is also an active participant in the Helmets to Hardhats program with other building trades unions as well as programs with the United States Department of Defense. NASCTF recently gained approval to be a partner in the US Department of Labor’s Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot (ENPP), an extension of their Transition Assistance Program (TAP). ENPP provides one on-one support through employment navigators who help connect service members with partners to ensure service members and their spouses get the support needed as they transition out of the service and after separation.

Pictured: NASCTF instructors George Baldwin (far right) and Frank Droham (far left) with military service veterans at a UBC MVP program recently held at Fort Drum in New York.