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

News

AND HAPPENINGS WITH VIP

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

Members of the VIP Program Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding Class 17 recently began their journey to transition from their military family to a union family. The students accepted into the free, career-training program, have begun to learn basic welding skills and important OSHA safety training.

Read More

Army Corporal Christopher Rogan felt lucky to have been given the opportunity to be in the first United Association Veterans In Piping (VIP) Welding class held at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Today, he is completing his last year of his apprenticeship program in Texas with the United Association.

Read More

The lives of 10 transitioning active-duty military service members are set to change, as the recent graduates from the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program Naval Station Norfolk HVAC-R Class 8 prepare for new civilian careers.

Read More

Service members in the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program at Camp Pendleton are glad they applied to join the free career-training program, which has proven to be a great experience for participants.

Read More

Spencer Radloff was a Staff Sergeant in the Army and was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. Today, he works as a United Association welder in Texas. Spencer said he loved the UA Veterans In Piping (VIP) Program and felt it presented a great opportunity and opened up so many different paths.

Read More

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program is proud to announce the graduation of 18 active-duty transitioning military service members from the Fort Campbell UA VIP Welding Program.

Read More

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program provides students with classroom instruction and hands-on lab work to learn their trade, while sometimes providing participants with opportunities to see how these systems work in real-life.

Read More

The United Association Veterans in Piping Program Joint Base-Lewis McChord Welding Class 16 and HVAC-R Class 15, held a combined graduation ceremony to honor transitioning active-duty military service members, who are set to begin a new career when they return to civilian life.

Read More

Following his successful transition out of the military, Council became an United Association (UA) apprentice in the Veterans In Piping (VIP) Program, where he learned how to weld and improved his math skills in 18-weeks of accelerated training, which plays a big role in his new trade.

Read More

United Association's Veterans in Piping Program is a free 18-week accelerated career-training course designed to provide a direct pathway to a career in the piping industry. Phil Miraglia graduated from JBLM HVAC-R Class 12 in 2017 and is currently a first-year apprentice at UA Local 421

Read More