The United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UAVIP) is proud to announce that it graduated a combined 18 transitioning military service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding and HVACR Programs.
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Philip Miraglia found the perfect fit to his professional passion when he discovered the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program.
Those who enjoy the camaraderie and support found in the armed the services, will find the same traits in the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the United Association’s Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program.
According to a member of the current Joint Base Lewis-McChord based United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program is going to offer more than just a paycheck once he transitions out of the military. It’s going to offer a real career in which he can continue to grow and learn throughout his lifetime.
On November 2, the United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UA VIP) graduated four
members from its Fort Sill Sprinkler Fitting Class 7.
For those who apply to the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping Program, the lure is usually the ability to know that job security is guaranteed upon leaving the armed forces.
As an Infantryman in the U.S. Army, Jason Denison was concerned about how his skills might translate into the civilian sector.
It has been a busy year for recent UA VIP graduate Kurt Watson.
Following his graduation from Joint Base Lewis-McChord HVAC-R Class 8 and discharge from the Army, the former Sergeant moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where he began work for Johnson Controls.
In July 2016, he also began his career as a second-year HVAC-R apprentice with Plumbers, Pipefitters and HVAC-R Service Journeyman Local 58.
It was a special day for the Camp Pendleton UA VIP Program Welding Class 25, as 16 members graduated from the intensive 18-week training program.On Sept. 21, the class, made up entirely of Marines, graduated from the UA VIP Program’s 25th Welding Class at Camp Pendleton. During the training program, students learned basic welding skills related to the pipe trades. Following their discharge from active military service, the members will all have jobs waiting for them with a UA contractor in an agreed upon geographical area.
In addition to a job, each VIP graduate will enter a UA apprenticeship program, where they will receive additional free classroom and on-the-job training in the pipe trades on their way to becoming a journeymen.
The United Association Veterans in Piping Program graduated nine members from its recent Fort Hood Welding Class 9.
Once discharged from active military service, the soon-to-be veterans will all have jobs waiting for them with a UA contractor in an agreed upon geographical area. In addition to jobs, VIP graduates also enter a UA apprenticeship program, where they undergo additional training in the pipe trades on their way to becoming journeymen.
On Sept. 21, the recent Fort Hood graduates showed off their welding skills to those who attended an open house. Attendees saw first-hand how the graduates learned to weld throughout the 18-week accelerated training course.