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.

UA VIP program provides Army Spc. with a path to a great paying career

For Army Spc. Joshua Starnes, joining the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program was the best decision he ever...

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The UA VIP’s guaranteed advantage over other Skillbridge DOD programs

Skillbridge DOD programs provide on-the-job training and work experience while you are still in the military in preparation for a...

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VIP program teaches Army Sgt. welding skills to provide for his family

Army Sgt. John McKoin is grateful for his experience in the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program because it has...

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HVACR VIP Program Offers Endless Opportunities for Apprentice

Scott Hale, an HVACR apprentice with Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 296, Boise, ID, was a Combat Engineer in the Army for eight...

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UA VIP JBLM Welding Class 27 students begin civilian career training

The students who just began Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding Class 27 will soon gain foundational skills to begin a welding...

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UA VIP JBLM HVAC Class 26 begins training for civilian careers

Transitioning out of the military can be a challenging and exciting time.

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Thanks to the VIP program, Army Sergeant becomes a journeyman welder

When Army Sgt. Justin McKnight considered a civilian career for life after the military, he weighed two different options:...

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A Seasoned Journeyman Gives Back to the VIP Program

Jason Smith works alongside Jose Bellejo as a Fort Carson VIP welding instructor. What the VIPs gainfrom Smith is 23 years of...

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Jose Ballejo - Army Veteran, VIP Instructor, Union Member

Suppose you’re lucky enough to be chosen for the Fort Carson Veterans in Piping (VIP) welding program. In that case, you will...

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UA VIP grads are guaranteed well-paid civilian jobs in HVAC industry

More than half of transitioning veterans experience unemployment for four months or longer after leaving the military, according...

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