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.
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The UA VIP Program celebrated the graduation of its most recent HVACR class by hosting an Open House ceremony for its members and military leaders at Naval Station Norfolk.
Instead of a traditional graduation ceremony, the UA VIP Program hosted an Open House for Hampton Roads military leadership, providing a first-hand look at the UA HVACR mobile training trailer and the classroom.
Stations were set up to allow dignitaries to see the eight graduates of Naval Station Norfolk’s third HVACR class in action, displaying the skills they acquired during the 18-week HVACR course. The Open House also gave military leaders a chance to familiarize themselves with the VIP program, which is entering its second year at Hampton Roads.
This past May, the United Association (UA) successfully graduated its first active-duty Army Veterans In Piping (VIP) welding class from its Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) training site. As the welding graduates moved on to their new apprenticeships and careers, another class of UA VIPs—the first class of UA HVACR service technician candidates—started their 18-week program. The first class of JBLM HVACR VIPs will graduate at the end of August.