Workforce Development Program for Veterans
In an effort to address the unemployment rate amongst U.S. military veterans, AMPP is committed to helping those qualified and interested receive the training and support they need to embark on a rewarding career in the corrosion industry.
The Workforce Development Program provides participants with the following:
AMPP Training Courses for Veterans
The program supports two training courses, up to a Level I certification course (CP or CIP), and reimbursement for travel and lodging during the course of training. See below for more information on training courses.
Mentoring from Industry Professionals
Mentors provide a knowledge base, counsel participants on career options within the corrosion industry, and assist with opportunities for networking.
The objective is to assist veterans in developing a skillset that will enable them to pursue a successful career beyond military.
AMPP Training Courses
Basic Corrosion eCourse (View course description)
Participants must complete Basic Corrosion eCourse at 100% and receive a minimum passing score on the proctored, written examination in order to register for a Level 1 Certification Course.
Level 1 Certification Course (choose one – CP 1 or CIP 1)
Become a Mentor
As a mentor, your knowledge and experience of the corrosion industry can assist returning veterans with their transition into a rewarding and recession-proof career. Mentor responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Sharing your expertise and experience of the corrosion industry with veterans, while offering firsthand knowledge and advice on possible career paths and expectations.
- Providing veterans with opportunities to network with other corrosion professionals, AMPP members, and/or potential employers, including but not limited to attending AMPP Chapter meetings, AMPP conferences and events, and field site visits.
- Communicating regularly with veteran to monitor progress during and after program participation, and providing periodic updates on veteran’s progress to AMPP EMERG staff.
If you are interested in mentoring a veteran in our Workforce Development Program, please download the application below, complete, and return to Christine Lajzo.