Partnering with organizations that advance and enhance the Minnesota labor community
Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities
in the construction industry.
The 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.
The Construction Careers Foundation’s (CCF) mission is to “increase the diversity of entrants into the construction trades and to enhance young people’s access to construction-related employment opportunities.”
Founded in 1994, the Construction Careers Foundation is guided by a volunteer board comprised of construction-business owners,
management firms trade associations and labor leadership. Individuals representing the following groups serve on the board of directors: Carpentry Contractors; Minnesota Drywall & Plasterers; Minnesota Environmental Contractors, Floorcovering, Painting & Wallcovering; Minnesota Mechanical Contractors; the Minneapolis and
St. Paul Chapters of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Thermal Insulation; and the Minneapolis and St. Paul Building and Construction Trades Councils.
The Construction Careers Foundation is one of the few organizations in Minnesota in which multiple construction trades, and their related trade associations, partner with schools, teachers, students, parents,
labor and business. Our shared vision is to motivate underrepresented youth to graduate from high school, give them the chance to explore the various opportunities in the construction trades and facilitate their
entrance into careers in their chosen trade.