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If you are a military veteran looking to get into the construction industry, there are several advantages that you have over your competition.
Some of these advantages include:
In 2014, Brian Turmail Senior director of public affairs for the Associated General Contractors of America stated that creating opportunities for veterans was going to be a "Top Priority for our member firms." The association pledged to add 100,000 to its workforce over the next 5 years.
Several organizations provide assistance for veterans with experience that are looking to get into the construction industry. Organizations such as the:
In addition to expedited application processing times, the CSLB also offers mentorship and personal consultation through its Military Application Assistance Program.
Through the program you would get access to:
If you are a military veteran applying for a contractor license, be sure to include the following information with your CSLB application:
If you do not have copies of your service records, you can find them here at: www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
Also, make sure that you understand the basic requirements required to get a Contractor License in California!
Transitioning out of the military can be difficult enough, don't let applications and confusion about the system and bureaucratic process stop you from earning the type of money that can change you and your families life.
Getting a General Contractor license can put you in a position to start your own business and take control of your future, but there are several other skills and certifications available to veterans with construction knowledge.
Hopefully this article has been helpful in your quest to get a contractor license, be sure to leave us a comment if you think there is something we can add. Check back in the future for updates!
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