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

CAMP PENDLETON • WELDING

APPLY YOUR MILITARY TRAINING TO A REWARDING CAREER

Upcoming Classes

 
Welding Class 40:
March 27, 2023 - July 27, 2023

Welding Class 41:
August 14, 2023 - December 14, 2023

Welding Class 42:
January 2, 2024 - May 2, 2024
Welding Class 43:
May 20, 2024 - September 19, 2024

Welding Class 44:
October 7, 2024 - February 6, 2025

Welding Class 45:
March 3, 2025 - July 3, 2025

How do I apply?

 
All Applicants Stationed at Camp Pendleton
  1. Obtain Conditional Letter of Acceptance; Contact Camp Pendleton VIP Lead Welding Instructor Jason Culkin at aj.jasonculkin@gmail.com. Jason will be able to provide you with a conditional letter of acceptance that you can share with your Chain of Command as you route your application.
  2. Obtain a Camp Pendleton Skillbridge Application; Email your Conditional Letter of Acceptance and EAS to cpsdp@usmc.mil (preferred) or take it to Marine & Family Programs, Marine Corps Community Service Office located at BLDG 13150, Rm 311.  

 

All Applicants Stationed outside of Camp Pendleton
  1. Obtain Conditional Letter of Acceptance; Contact Camp Pendleton VIP Lead Welding Instructor Jason Culkin at aj.jasonculkin@gmail.com. Jason will be able to provide you with a conditional letter of acceptance that you can share with your Chain of Command as you route your application.
  2. Obtain a Skillbridge Application; Please work with your local Skillbridge office and complete their Skillbridge application. Send completed applications to Camp Pendleton Marine & Family Programs, Marine Corps Community Service Offices at cpsdp@usmc.mil.

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: This is an accelerated welder training program for active-duty transitioning service members. The program is 18 weeks in duration, classes meet Monday through Friday from 0630 to 1500.

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

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