The Helmets to Hardhats program will assist veterans with skills training and career opportunities in the construction trades.
Governor Whitmer has announced that the Michigan National Guard will be formalizing a partnership with the Michigan Helmets to Hardhats, a national program administered by the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment, and Veterans Employment.

As commander-in-chief of the Michigan National Guard, I am committed to ensuring our veterans have access to the support they’ve earned, like affordable housing, good-paying jobs, and quality health care...Every brave man and woman who put their lives on the line in service to our state deserves a path that provides real economic opportunity.

-Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Statewide Helmets to Hardhats director Ed Koledo says the effort "will create connections for all returning Veterans with the union construction skilled trades in a growing, high-demand industry.” The idea is to ease the transition to civilian life.