For members of the United Association Veterans in Piping Program at Fort Carson, the rigorous welding course is about to pay off.
AND HAPPENINGS WITH VIP
Take a look at some of the newsworthy items for the VIP program.
The United Association Veterans In Piping held an Open House at Naval Station Norfolk to celebrate the graduation of the most recent HVACR class.
In the place of a graduation ceremony, members, military leaders at Naval Station Norfolk and United Association representatives will attend the UA VIP Open House on August 10, 2017 at the VIP training center.
The United Association Veterans in Piping Program is proud to announce the graduation of its Fort Campbell Welding Class 7. On Aug. 3, 11 active-duty members of Fort Campbell successfully completed the free career-training program that teaches transitioning military members basic welding skills to begin a successful career in the pipe trades.
Thanks to the UA VIP Program, these transitioning service members will not face the stress of searching for a job that most military members experience upon their discharge. The Fort Campbell Welding Class 7 graduates are guaranteed a job with a UA contractor, which gives them an opportunity to earn a livable wage.
The United Association Veterans in Piping Program proudly announces the graduation of its VIP Program Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding Class 12 and HVAC-R Class 11 on July 13.
As Sergeant William Kindermann was preparing to leave the service, he found himself thinking more and more about his future.
The United Association Veterans in Piping Program at Fort Sill graduated four members on June 14 from its Sprinkler Fitting Class 6.
Fort Campbell recently honored the UA VIP Program and its instructors.
Michael Smith, on behalf of his entire Fort Campbell VIP training staff, accepted an award from the Installation Management Command at Fort Campbell.
The Fort Campbell United Association Veterans in Piping Program teaches transitioning soldiers the basics of welding, which will prepare them for a welding career in the UA.
Members of JBLM Welding Class 12 are starting on a class project to simulate position welding in the field.
Seven weeks into the 18-week accelerated program, Kris McAferty, JBLM VIP Welding lead instructor, feels his students are doing a good job understanding the coursework.
At this stage of the course, they learn to cut and prep pipe and fitting, as well the basic techniques of pipefitting.
Jeremy Patterson believes the United Association Veterans in Piping Program provides him and his fellow transitioning military members a great opportunity.
Patterson, who is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, heard about the program by while serving as his battalion’s SFL-TAP coordinator, helping members transition out of the military.
“It’s a great opportunity that can lead to a very rewarding career,” he said.
The United Association Veterans in Piping Program is proud to announce graduation of 14-service members stationed at Fort Hood from their on-base welding program.
Over the span of 18 weeks, instructors Louis Purcella and Alvin Davis taught their students the fundamentals of welding and helped them gain the skills necessary to start a successful career in the welding field.
Those members who completed Fort Hood Welding Class 8 will have jobs waiting for them once they officially discharge from the service.