Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) Canadian Regional Director Bert Royer was recognized on June 10, 2015, by Helmets to Hardhats Canada for his dedication to helping veterans transition into the skilled trades.
“I am honored to be recognized by Helmets to Hardhats,” says Royer. “The Iron Workers and our employers value the diligence and perseverance of veterans, and those qualities are in line with the Iron Workers mentality.”
Helmets to Hardhats is a Building Trades initiative to provide career opportunities to men and women who are veterans of the Armed Forces. Mr. Royer, working at the request of Iron Workers Director of Canadian Affairs Darrell LaBoucan, serves as the liaison between the Canadian ironworkers and Helmets to Hardhats to recruit veterans into the ironworking trade. He continues to assist Canadian veterans with their transition into the ironworking industry.
The certificate of appreciation was presented by Mike Nassif, Helmets to Hardhats Canada’s Director of Placements.
An Iron Workers apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with classroom teaching and pays apprentices while they learn. Apprentices complete an impressive 6,000 to 8,000 hours of hands-on learning, depending on each training center’s requirements. After three to four years, the apprentices graduate as productive, reliable journeyman ironworkers. A comprehensive list of all apprenticeship training centers is available at http://bit.ly/TrainingCenters. Visit ironworkers.org and impact-net.org for more information.