NFI, a leading provider of North American supply chain solutions, announces the launch of its Military and Veteran programs, further solidifying its commitment to supporting military personnel in their transition to civilian life. NFI has developed its Military Apprenticeship program in partnership with the Department of Labor Apprenticeship USA™, The Veterans Administration, and with the valued assistance of Fastport. With these partnerships, the program allows transitioning veterans to leverage the Veteran Apprentice, Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) program, made available under the GI Bill®*.
The program provides comprehensive training and development opportunities for military veterans, reservists, and guardsmen transitioning from military to civilian life. With a curriculum focused on truck driving and diesel maintenance careers, NFI’s programs equip participants with the skills and expertise required to thrive in the transportation industry.
During their paid apprenticeship with NFI, veterans can qualify for additional pay through the monthly VA educational program benefits from the GI Bill®. This approach ensures that transitioning military personnel can confidently pursue their career aspirations with financial support.
“As a veteran myself, it’s an honor that NFI has this program, and we can continue to support veterans as they transition into a new career, “ shared David Pike, Director of Driver Recruiting. “What’s unique about our program is that apprentices will have a one-on-one mentor, access to our VET employee resource group, and experience a work-life balance where they’ll be home most days, if not every day.”
NFI’s Military Apprenticeship Program has been certified by the State Approving Agencies (SAA) in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Texas, with additional states planned over the coming months. Those interested in learning more can visit https://drivers.nfiindustries.com/military.
*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
NFI is a fully-integrated North American supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Camden, N.J. Privately held by the Brown family since 1932, the company generates more than $3.9 billion in annual revenue and employs over 16,800 associates. NFI owns and operates more than 70 million square feet of warehouse space alongside a dedicated fleet of 5,000 tractors and 14,300 trailers. By 2023, NFI will operate the first 100% zero-emission drayage fleet, leading the transition to zero-emission goods movement in the United States. NFI’s relentless innovation and unparalleled service deliver logistics solutions that transform the way business gets done. The company’s business lines include dedicated transportation, warehousing and distribution, ecommerce fulfillment, brokerage, transportation management, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and industrial real estate. For more information about NFI, visit www.nfiindustries.com or call 1-877-NFI-3777.