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HBI has partnered with The Home Depot Foundation (THDF) to develop specialized trades training programs located near 10 of the largest military installations in the nation.

Supported by a $50 million THDF grant, this initiative is a part of the foundation’s multi-year $500 billion commitment to veteran causes. On target for full completion by the end of 2020, several of the centers are already active, providing veteran training and producing qualified graduates.

With the approval of their chain of command, transitioning service members in each region served by an HBI training facility can participate in the cost-free 12-week program; no military or GI Bill funding is required as part of the Department of Defense (DoD) SkillBridge program. During the program, service members spend up to 75% of their time in hands-on training, earn professional certifications and receive job placement support. Through our pre-apprenticeship certificate training (PACT), HBI is able to combine academic learning and hands-on experience to deliver sustainable construction trade education.

For more information on HBI, visit their website, or contact them via email.