UNITED ASSOCIATION VETERANS IN PIPING PROGRAM
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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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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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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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UA VIP administrator extols program’s benefits on AWF Union Podcast

United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program Administrator and Training Specialist Mike Hazard appeared on the...

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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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UA VIP Fort Campbell fire suppression students begin career training

The students who began their United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) training in Fort Campbell Fire Suppression Class 10...

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