UNITED ASSOCIATION VETERANS IN PIPING PROGRAM
Union Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians

ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY

Start a career in the piping industry with the UA

The VIP Program is a pathway into an apprenticeship program with the United Association. The program consists of 18-weeks of accelerated training in one of three disciplines: welding, fire sprinkler fitting or HVAC-R. Participants earn industry-recognized certifications and direct entry into solid, private-sector jobs with good pay and benefits.

If you are a transitioning military service member seeking a rewarding, lifelong career once you transition back to civilian life, please fill out the UA VIP Program Inquiry Form. Begin planning for your future today.

VIP Program Locations

Eligibility Requirements

Due to the nature of this training, the UA VIP Program is only available to active duty military personnel preparing to leave the service. If you are a veteran who has already transitioned out of the military, please click here to view your career options with the United Association.

Which field is right for you?
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Welding

A welder works in every area of the construction industry where metals and alloys are joined. They will work with plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, and... more

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HVACR

A service technician's work covers the general responsibilities for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). This would include the... more

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Fire Protection

Fire Sprinkler Fitters as they are commonly known, have detailed knowledge of fire codes and the methods for installation of sprinkler piping... more

For more information on the UA VIP Program

UA-VIP PARTICIPATING BASES

Camp Pendleton, CA
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JB Lewis-McChord, WA
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Fort Carson, CO
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Fort Hood, TX
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Camp Lejeune, NC
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Fort Campbell, KY
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Naval Station Norfolk, VA
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VIP Program Locations