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

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 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.

Learn first hand from our UA VIP Joint Base Lewis-McChord Graduates:

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Submit your contact information today to learn more about our Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding and HVACR programs!

Welding Class 24: October 12, 2021 - February 10, 2022. 
Welding Class 25: March 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022.
Welding Class 26: July 19, 2022 - November 17, 2022.
Welding Class 27: December 6, 2022 - April 20, 2023.
Welding Class 28: May 9, 2023 - September 7, 2023.

Welding Class 29: September 26, 2023 - February 1, 2024.

HVACR Class 23: October 12, 2021 - February 10, 2022.
HVACR Class 24: March 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022.
HVACR Class 25: July 19, 2022 - November 17, 2022.
HVACR Class 26: December 6, 2022 - April 20, 2023.
HVACR Class 27: May 9, 2023 - September 7, 2023.
HVACR Class 28: September 26, 2023 - February 1, 2024.

Students are selected to participate in this program through an interview process.  Contact your Career Skills Program for additional details.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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