VETERANS

In an effort to continually provide useful resources, we offer the following links to our members and apprentices who are veterans.

VETERAN SERVICE OFFICES

Find your closest Veteran Service Office to learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Those benefits could compensate you for a service-connected disability, allow you to begin or resume your college education, care for your health, train for or find employment, buy a home, live out your years with dignity and respect, and much more!

FOOTHILL COLLEGE’S VETERAN RESOURCE CENTER

The Foothill Veterans Resource Center’s mission is to ensure that our nation’s student Veterans and military service members are provided quality services and opportunities for academic success, professional growth, and meaningful employment.

For more information, visit their website, call the main desk at 650-949-7912, or email them at contactvrc@fhda.edu.

You can also contact Julie Brown, Veterans Specialist and School Certifying Officer, by phone at (650) 949-7001 or by email at brownjulie@fhda.edu.

For Academic or Education questions, please contact Dacia Martinez, Veteran’s Center Academic Counselor, by phone at (650) 949-7242 or by email at martinezdacia@fhda.edu.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. If you would like to visit the resource center in person, the address is 12345 El Monte Ave, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.

DIRECT ENTRY OPPORTUNITIES

We offer direct entry opportunities to veterans applying to our apprenticeship programs.

Applicants must:

  1. Pass the math test
  2. Provide a copy of your Honorable Discharge (DD-214), before you can schedule an interview
  3. Bring a photo ID to the interview
  4. Submit any other related documents that would substantiate your experience

To schedule your interview, please contact Linda Montenegro at (510) 483-3073 between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, as spaces are limited.

SMART HEROES

SMART Heroes provides sheet metal industry training through an accelerated seven-week program for enlisted U.S. Military men and women who plan to enter civilian life within the year, assisting with their successful transition to the civilian workforce and a satisfying lifelong career in the sheet metal industry.

HELMETS TO HARDHATS

Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit organization 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.

Please contact David Fordahl, our veteran representative and full-time instructor, for more information or with any questions about services and programs available to veterans.

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