NEWS AND HAPPENINGS WITH VIP

Take a look at some of the newsworthy items for the VIP program.

Army Corporal secures good paying welding career thanks to UA VIP

Two years after transitioning out of the military, Army Cpl. Isaac Marinchek has a good paying career as a union welder. 

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UA VIP graduate to represent UA District 1 in international contest

A United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) graduate has advanced to the UA International Apprentice Contest (INAC) in Ann...

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Army staff Sergeant begins a welding career thanks to UA VIP program

It was the guaranteed job placement that convinced Army Staff Sgt. Oscar Lira to seek out the UA VIP program.

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord HVACR VIP grads look forward to great careers

U.S. Marine Cpl. James Elliott joined the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program for the opportunity to start a...

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UA VIP graduate returns years later as instructor at Fort Carson

Army Sgt. 1st Class Jose Ballejo is a picture of the success possible in the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP)...

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UA VIP students take safety class to complement welding training

Students in Camp Pendleton’s Welding Class 38 learned how to make the workplace safer through a safety training session, provided...

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Fort Hood welding students face easier transition thanks to UA VIP

Transitioning out of the military can be a challenge. After years of military service, veterans arefaced with the daunting task...

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New career opportunity begins for VIP Camp Pendleton welding students

For U.S. Marine Cpl. Juan Alvarez, it was the opportunity to be trained in a career without having to use his G.I. Bill that made...

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VIP Fort Campbell welding class graduates prepare for apprenticeships

Graduates of the Welding Class 15 in the Veterans in Piping program at Fort Campbell have completed the beginning of their...

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UA VIP students learn sprinkler fitting skills, which can save lives

The students in Fort Campbell Sprinkler Fitter Class 9 are learning skills that will save lives.

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