Heavy-duty apparel-maker Carhartt, Inc., a brand popular with construction workers, has awarded a $25,000 grant to support the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ Military Veterans Program, which helps service members transition from the military to civilian careers as union millwrights and carpenters. MVP participants attend a free, eight-week training program that gives them the basic skill set of a first-year apprentice and includes hands-on projects. The veterans then join a UBC local union and begin working.
The MVP program will use the grant to provide workwear for 2023 MVP graduates.
“We appreciate Carhartt recognizing the value of America’s greatest heroes and making this investment in the UBC MVP program,” said Mark Benacquisto, executive director of UBC millwright/pile driver labor management. “Carhartt has been a family-run business since 1889 and shares many of the same values as the UBC."
Check out our prior coverage of this important program, which we host at Ft. Cambell, Kentucky: