Troops to Trades
We at IEC National are proud to fully support our nation's veterans and take an active role in helping them adjust to life outside of the armed forces. Part of this adjustment is finding work, and we encourage our chapters/members to hire veterans.
IEC National has partnered with an organization called Troops to Trades, whose mission is to provide veterans, National Guard, and Reserve Members with career placement options, training grants, and scholarships to help them find careers in the heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical residential service industries.
Troops to Trades helps veterans by:
- Providing all-expense-paid training grants to technical, service, and sales training programs
- Providing scholarships for veterans currently in an educational program
- Providing information on careers in the home services industry
- Providing connections to businesses that are looking to train and hire service techs
Troops to Trades also runs a very active job board, which they have invited IEC members to post jobs on for veterans. You do not have to become a member of Troops to Trades and there is no fee – just post your open positions!
Troops to Trades provides you with access to various resources to help you with the process of recruiting and hiring veterans, including: