You were trained to protect our country.
We will train you to build it.

Through the UA Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program, you can apply your Army 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 throughout your lifetime. Let us help you put them to the test with entry into an increasingly in-demand welding or HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration) industry ripe with career opportunities and stability for you and your family.

What the UA VIP Program offers:

  • An 18-week accelerated Welder and HVACR training program for active-duty military personnel.
  • Completely FREE training right on base at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. 
  • Acceptance into a UA local union, where you will receive further training and job placement upon graduation.

Because we offer real help to veterans in real time, UA VIP is recognized as one of the best veteran assistance programs in the country. But don't just take our word for it - see graduate success stories from Joint Base Lewis-McChord:

Check Out VIP Graduate Success Stories

Make your transition back into civilian life that much easier with UA VIP training. Submit your information today for more infomration about our JBLM WELDING or HVACR program!

Welding Class 15 begins on May 1.

HVACR Class 14 starts on May 1.

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