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

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD
WELDING & HVACR

APPLY YOUR MILITARY TRAINING TO A REWARDING CAREER

Upcoming Classes:

Welding Class 28 & HVAC Class 27:
May 9, 2023 - September 7, 2023

Welding Class 29 & HVAC Class 28:
September 26, 2023 - February 1, 2024
 
Welding Class 30 & HVAC Class 29:
February 2024 - June 20, 2024
Welding Class 31 & HVAC Class 30:
July 9, 2024 - November 7, 2024

Welding Class 32 & HVAC Class 31:
November 26, 2024 - April 3, 2025

Welding Class 33 & HVAC Class 32:
April 22, 2024 - August 21, 2025
 
Email and request virtual or in-person program briefings from Joint Base  Lewis-McChord IMCOM.

Through the UA Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program, you can apply your military training into a rewarding career in the pipe trades.

Your military career may be coming to an end, but the countless skills and experiences you have acquired throughout your service can benefit you for the rest of your life. Let us help you put your skills and experiences to the test when you enter into the highly in-demand piping industry, which is full of career opportunities and can provide a stable future for you and your family.

Benefits of the UA VIP Program:

  • Free Career Skills Training
  • Industry-Recognized Certifications
  • Direct Entry into UA Apprenticeship
  • Guaranteed Job Placement
  • Lifelong Career Opportunities 

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Welding and HVACR: There are accelerated welding and accelerated heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) training programs offered to active-duty transitioning service members. Both programs are 18 weeks in duration meeting Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord