Veterans have protected this country, and now, along with so many others, they are part of a countrywide effort to rebuild it, providing the infrastructure that the future of America will be powered by, and we are honored to be able to play a small part in that.
As both state and federal governments are focusing on infrastructure, and the need to invest significantly into rebuilding and modernizing existing infrastructure and building the new construction that will support us into the future, a career in construction has perhaps never offered so much potential.
In fact, there is so much support for construction, it is no wonder that so many are looking to retrain to build new careers in the industry. One of the largest groups doing that are our veterans, who are taking advantage of the various programs such as the GI Bill that give them the opportunity to learn new skills and build new careers. With such demand for construction skills, it should be no surprise that veterans are frequently turning to the construction industry, and the various skilled training that is on offer. Transitioning from the military can be a challenge, and having a stable, reliable career can be an important part of that process, and the construction industry has a lot to offer in that regard.
Here at ATS we are extremely proud of the fact that we have helped over 2000 veterans retrain and forge new, lucrative careers for themselves as the adapt to civilian life. Through various funding and other assistance programs veterans have taken part in our courses that deliver classroom coaching and on-site experience, enabling them to gain the skills and confidence to build careers to be proud of. We actively promote the programs that provide the funding veterans need for those skills, and in addition, we offer qualified veterans an additional incentive, covering the cost of their accommodation during any courses they take with us, our way of saying thanks for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf.
We also think that it is fitting for veterans who have already given so much for their country, are retraining to be part of projects that will literally rebuild it. Infrastructure projects across America are reshaping towns and cities, and they will be the platform that the future of this country is built on. That so many veterans are involved with these projects, leaving their mark on this country in another way, is testament to their courage and work ethic, and something they, and all of us, should be immensely proud of.