Throughout this century, the idea of what is considered a successful career has changed. For decades, young adults have been given the same roadmap to the American Dream: get good grades, graduate high school, and attend a good college to work towards a bachelor’s degree. All in an effort to land a white-collar job in a corner office.
But what if you wanted a unique roadmap to your own American dream?
As veterans and spouses, we chose to take a path to serve a purpose greater than ourselves and our extraordinary experiences along that path have prepared us for an extraordinary opportunity. The strength, integrity, courage, and resilience developed and refined while in service to our country are attributes easily translate into a rewarding career in one of the skilled trades.
There are currently 500,000 job openings in the skilled trades industry and that number is projected to increase to three million by 2028. Therefore, Generation T has teamed up with AMVETS to assist in combating the astonishing amount of vacancies in these industries.
Vocational training can lead to fulfilling jobs with competitive pay in a fraction of the time and cost of a traditional four-year university.
Through this partnership, AMVETS aims to fulfill Generation T’s vision.
Generation T is on a mission to change people’s lives. To show them that “work doesn’t have to be a grind. To show them benefits go way beyond healthcare and 401k. To show them you can enjoy what you do, buy a house, take vacations, and support a family. To give them hope, happiness, and the satisfaction of a job well done.”
Just as our veterans have protected and sacrificed for this country, the skilled trades have built and sustained this country. Merging these two American pillars is mission critical.
With the support of Lowe’s, AMVETS is offering scholarships of up to $5,000 to those who are enrolled in an eligible program. We will begin accepting applications for the Generation T Scholarship on August 3, 2020.
Spouse of Veteran
High school diploma or GED
Must be enrolled in an eligible construction trade program