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 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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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 2015,...

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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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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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UA VIP Fire Suppression Class 9 grads look ahead to civilian careers

Army Spc. Enrique Pineda joined the United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) program because it provided him free training...

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VIP students in Fort Carson’s Welding Class 24 begin career training

The students in Fort Carson’s Welding Class 24 have planted the seeds for a bright future.

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