UNITED ASSOCIATION VETERANS IN PIPING PROGRAM
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AND HAPPENINGS WITH VIP

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Following her successful completion of the United Association Veterans in Piping Program as a member of JBLM HVAC-R Class 7 in 2015 and her subsequent transition out of the military, Samantha Metcalf almost immediately began a new civilian career.

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Melissa has been on the job since the end of March. She graduated from the United Association Veterans In Piping Program (VIP) Accelerated Welding Program at Fort Hood in February of 2018. When asked how it was going, she was candid about her first experience working with a journeyman.

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Phillip Bonpua decided to transition out of the Army after missing some monumental moments in his life. He was accepted into the UA VIP free 18-week career-training program, which guarantees graduates a good paying job with a United Association signatory contractor once they return to civilian life.

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United Association Veterans in Piping Fort Campbell Welding Class 11, which began on Oct. 8, is made up of 18 students, who are learning basic welding skills to help start new careers in the piping industry.

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Participants in the United Association Veterans in Piping Program Fort Hood Welding Class 12 have nothing but good things to say about the 18-week accelerated career-training program, which has taught its participants valuable welding skills.

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