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 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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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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VIP welding grads prepared for good-paying careers in the pipe trades

There’s nothing like having plans set for a lucrative civilian career to ease the stress of transitioning out of the military.

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A Marine Encourages Apprenticeship as The Way Out

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 716, State of Maine, journeyman pipefitter Troy Fogg enlisted to be a Marine in 2011, and in ...

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UA VIP Camp Pendleton Welding Class 39 starts civilian career training

The students who just began their United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) training in Camp Pendleton Welding Class 39 will...

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Camp Pendleton welding class starts training, launches welding careers

Members of Welding Class 39 in the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program at Camp Pendleton have done more than...

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Midway through training, JBLM welding students look forward to careers

It was the promise of a new career path to support his family through a union job that convinced Army Sgt. Nicholas Painter to...

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Fort Hood Welding Class 22 VIP grads will soon begin civilian careers

The graduates in Fort Hood Welding Class 22 have new careers to look forward to in the civilian world.

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