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V.A.L.O.R. – Veterans and Leadership Outreach
The California Veterans Resource Book provides a comprehensive guide for accessing your earned benefits
V.A.L.O.R – Veterans and Leadership Outreach
Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines and Coast Guard, you've watched our backs now we’ve got yours. VALOR is a program in which our veterans are honored and supported throughout our Union, including the Helmets to Hard Hats program. VALOR is helping our Military Veterans embark on a new career in the construction industry as Carpenters, Pile Drivers, Millwrights, Industrial and other affiliated trades. VALOR is mentoring, educating and training our service men and women on viable work opportunities. You've given so much to keep our Nation safe, through VALOR we can give back to you. As our veterans receive education through one of four Training Facilities throughout Northern California, they can utilize the GI Bill to better their life. VALOR is committed to working with our members starting with their apprenticeship and offering ongoing support throughout their careers. VALOR is uniting our Military Veterans with the rest of the Nor Cal Carpenters Union Family.
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The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) works to serve California veterans and their families. With nearly 1.6 million veterans living in the State, CalVet strives to ensure that its veterans of every era and their families get the state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service. CalVet strives to serve veterans and their families with dignity and compassion and to help them achieve their highest quality of life.
The H2H program is designed to help military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry. Most career opportunities offered by the program are connected to federally-approved apprenticeship training programs. Such training is provided by the trade organizations themselves at no cost to the veteran. No prior experience is needed; in fact, most successful placements start with virtually no experience in their chosen field. All participating trade organizations conduct three to five year earn-while-you-learn apprenticeship training programs that teach service members everything they need to know to become a construction industry professional with a specialization in a particular craft. And, because these apprenticeship programs are regulated and approved at both federal and state levels, veterans can utilize their G.I. Bill benefits to supplement their income while they are learning valuable skills and on the job training. In 2007, Helmets to Hardhats supplemented its existing program with a disabled American veteran program known as the “Wounded Warrior” program, which serves to connect disabled veterans with employment opportunities in the construction industry and the careers that support construction.
Founded in 1995, the California Association of Veteran Service Agencies (CAVSA) is a consortium of seven non-profit veteran service providers working in partnership to address the needs of California’s veterans. CAVSA’s geographic diversity facilitates the delivery of direct services in both urban and rural regions throughout the state, stretching from Eureka to San Diego.