Conco Partners with the Concrete Preservation Institute to Help Military Veterans Begin Careers in the Concrete Industry

January 6, 2021by The Conco Companies

Every year, approximately 200,000 military men and women transition back to everyday life. For many of those who have sacrificed and served their country, returning to civilian life and finding employment can be challenging.

Military Veterans Have the Skills to Thrive

Although former military members might lack workplace experience, their service instilled them with the necessary skills for lifelong success: teamwork, discipline, and commitment. These skills are vital to the concrete industry workforce, which is powered by dedicated and cooperative people. Through practical hands-on experience and in-depth industry training, military veterans can build a rewarding career path in the concrete industry.

The Concrete Preservation Institute Offers Career Training & Job Placement

The U.S. Departments of Defense and Interior and industry companies across the country have partnered with the Concrete Preservation Institute (CPI) Foundation. CPI is a proven public/private partnership program that benefits the United States by combining the strengths and needs of three national concerns: our military veterans, our infrastructure, and our national parks. CPI offers career training and job placement to active-duty service members of all ranks and military branches who are nearing their military-to-civilian transition. The training is hands-on and with the assistance of CPI industry sponsors, showing military members what their post-service career could look like.

Conco Provides Military Members with Training and Knowledge

In one of CPI’s recent projects, active military members replaced the degrading and rutted pedestrian paths in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area with over 5,000 square feet of an exposed aggregate pathway. The Conco Companies assisted by providing experienced concrete finishers and a concrete pump and operator. Conco’s finishers worked alongside the service members, and supplemented their training with field know-how and product knowledge.

The Future of the CPI-Conco Partnership

The Conco Companies is proud of their ongoing contributions to support CPI and the military members relying on their services. This public/private partnership will continue to generate gainful employment to veterans, while also providing employees with the skillset necessary for workplace success.

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