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 20, 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
 
Welding Class 34 & HVAC Class 33:
September 9, 2025 - January 15, 2026

Welding Class 35 & HVAC Class 34:
February 3, 2026 - June 4, 2026
 
Welding Class 36 & HVAC Class 35:
June 23, 2026 - October 22, 2026
 
Welding Class 37 & HVAC Class 36:
November 10, 2026 - March 18, 2027

Welding Class 38 & HVAC Class 37:
April 6, 2027 - August 5, 2027

Welding Class 39 & HVAC Class 38:
August 24, 2027 - December 23, 2027
Welding Class 40 & HVAC Class 39:
January 11, 2028 - May 11, 2028

Welding Class 41 & HVAC Class 40:
May 30, 2028 - September 28, 2028

Welding Class 42 & HVAC Class 41:
October 17, 2028 - February 22, 2029
 
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