Post-9/11 Veterans and Heavy Construction Training

Posted: November 14, 2012 in Heavy Construction Academy

With Veterans Day just a few days ago, Heavy Construction Academy would like to thank veterans for their service to our country.

HCA is proud to have veterans as students and graduates of our heavy equipment training program.   Many veterans who attend our program are able to do so by using benefits from the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

If you’re a post-9/11 veteran who has recently returned home and you are wondering how to start your career, consider heavy equipment training. Many veterans find that their military experience works very well in a heavy equipment career.  Many types of heavy equipment used in the military are similar to ones used in heavy construction, include bulldozers, road graders, and others.

However, even if you have had lots of experience using heavy equipment throughout your time in the military, it is still smart to attend a heavy equipment training program.  It can be difficult for an untrained heavy equipment operator to find a job, and dangerous, too.  Hiring untrained heavy equipment operators puts employers at risk.  It can result in costly lawsuits, serious injuries, and even deaths.  Many job sites are reluctant to hire workers without proper training and receiving heavy equipment operator training will help you land a job.

If you are a post-9/11 veteran, the Post-9/11 was expanded to include coverage of vocational schools, such as Heavy Construction Academy.  This can make it possible for you to attend a heavy equipment training program without a heavy financial burden.   The goal of the Post 9/11 GI Bill is to reduce veteran unemployment.   It also makes heavy equipment training an affordable option for veterans.  The Post -9/11 GI Bill covers tuition, stipends for living expenses, and more.

There are many reasons why attending a heavy equipment program equipment is a good idea.  It doesn’t take as long as going to a four-year college, so you can be done with school and working in no time.  Many construction schools, such as HCA, will also prepare you for job searching by helping you write a resume and learn important interview skills. The job outlook for heavy equipment operators is very positive, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so there is the opportunity for a long, successful career.

If you’re a veteran, consider a career as a heavy equipment operator. Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits can help you get begin by getting heavy equipment operator certification. You can use important skills gained in the military to have a successful career as a heavy equipment operator.

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