b'Where Are the Jobs, and What Will I Get Paid?The jobs exist in the United States. Once you graduate from the 18-week VIP program, you will affiliate with a local union. Labor demands generally dictate the number of apprentices ac-cepted at each local union each year. All employment arrangements are conducted through the Local Union Joint Apprenticeship Committee. There are 273 local unions in the United States and Canada. The pay scale and benets are determined by the collective bargaining agreement that each local union makes with their respective signatory contractors. Compen-sation varies across the country, but we dont think youll be disappointed. The UA Apprenticeship Program Considered the Best Construction Industry ApprenticeProgram in the Worldvisit www.ua.org to nd out more! Youre a JourneymanNow What? Youve made it through the apprenticeship program. Congratulations! Most UA members are very serious about pursuing lifelong training, and most of them take advantage of the many opportunities they have to update and expand their skillsets. There is also an opportunity to receive your associate degree and even a bachelors degree. Find out more at www.ua.org under Training and Recruitment. Everything you need to know, youll nd on our website. Topics include certications, green awareness, and instructor training, and you can take a look at our state-of-the-art mobile training trailers.Career opportunities are what the UA is all about. You can become a foreman or superintend-ent and run work on the job. You can hone your skills and become an inspector or take on the Contractorsrole of a UA instructor. You could even own your own business one day and become a UA sig-natory contractor. How does that sound? You can become involved in your local union and run want militaryfor office or if you have an interest in politicsthe UA is politically involved on so many levels. Lean more about your CareerOps at www.ua.org. personnel fortheir disciplineWe Are a Union and Are Proud of It and leadership.A union is an organization of workers joined together in a common goal to mutually aid and protect, to engage in concerted activity and collective bargaining, and to elevate their condi-Veteranstions of life and labor. It is an organization by which people do extraordinary things. Becoming a member of the UA creates the opportunity for a future with high pay, great medical insur-strong workance and one of the best pension plans in the nation. As a UA member, you will get the very best training with career opportunities that continue long after your apprenticeship. ethics makeOur Industry Partnersthem excellent Helmets to Hardhats (follow on Twitter @H2Hjobfairs) andemployees. Ouron Instagram@helmetstohardhatscontractorsThe UA works in proud partnership with Helmets to Hardhats, a national, nonprot program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service know that theymembers with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.For more information, go to www.helmetstohardhats.org. benet when SKILLBRIDGE (follow on Twitter @DoDSkillBridge) they hire VIP The DoD SkillBridge initiative promotes the civilian job training authority available forgraduates.transitioning service members, and the UAs program is approved and is part of the DoDs SkillBridge initiative. For more information, go to www.dodskillbridge.com.We also work with: the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), National Certied Pipe Welding Bureau (NCPWB), National Inspection, Testing,Certication (NITC), and HVAC Excellence.6 opsCAREER'