Union Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Technicians


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

Camp Pendleton VIP Graduate makes a life in Butte, MT with Local 41

Joseph Miller was in the Marines for eight years and one month, from 2003 to 2011. He endured three deployments in four years and...

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Fort Sill Service Members Transition into Fire Protection Careers

FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fort Sill Industrial Training Complex is bridging the gap for Soldiers getting out of the military and...

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Program helps Marines land civilian jobs

A new program guarantees Marines jobs as they transition out of the military to the civilian world.

The initiative, called DOD...

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Catching Up with Three VIP Graduates One Year Later

“I love my job!” exclaimed Willie Nazario, who has been on the job for one year working for Olson Plumbing and Heating in...

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Tactical Veteran: Apprenticeships can be path to solid career

In my last column, I talked a bit about “blue-collar” occupations and broke down some of the pathways into those careers. This...

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UA Veteran's in Piping Program Expands to Camp Lejeune

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United...

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The United Association Continues to Train and Employ Our American Heroes

The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters and Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration...

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The Veterans in Piping® Program Graduates First Class at Fort Hood

The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler fitters, and Service Technicians (UA) is proud to announce the...

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Honorable Keith Kelly Visits UA’s JBLM Veterans In Piping Programs

On March 5, 2014, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) was host to the Honorable Keith Kelly, Assistant Secretary of the Veterans...

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International Representative Meets with Fifth-Year Apprentice Swanson

International Representative (TN and KY) Dave Posey proudly stands with Veterans In Piping (VIP) fifth-year apprentice Dan...

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