Laborers work on highway construction projects, utility construction, building construction and housing, and environmental clean-up. Laborers perform tasks such as clearing, traffic control, excavation, shoring, pipe laying, backfill, compaction, transferring of grades, footing and foundations, carpenter tending, concrete placement, general clean-up, asbestos removal, hazardous waste removal.
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.
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