The United Association Veterans in Piping Program (UAVIP) is proud to announce that it graduated a combined 18 transitioning military service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding and HVACR Programs.
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The United Association Veterans in Piping Program is proud to announce the graduation of its Fort Campbell Welding Class 7. On Aug. 3, 11 active-duty members of Fort Campbell successfully completed the free career-training program that teaches transitioning military members basic welding skills to begin a successful career in the pipe trades.
Thanks to the UA VIP Program, these transitioning service members will not face the stress of searching for a job that most military members experience upon their discharge. The Fort Campbell Welding Class 7 graduates are guaranteed a job with a UA contractor, which gives them an opportunity to earn a livable wage.
The United Association Veterans in Piping Program proudly announces the graduation of its VIP Program Joint Base Lewis-McChord Welding Class 12 and HVAC-R Class 11 on July 13.
Nine service members graduated from the welding class and eight graduated from the HVAC-R class. The UA VIP Program provides servicemen and servicewoman at JBLM with free career training in the piping trades so they can begin a career with the UA upon their discharge from the military.
“The long-standing partnership that has formed between the United Association and the leadership at JBLM has been very fruitful for both parties, but the real winners are these fine young military service members of JBLM's UA VIP welding and HVAC-R classes,” said Mike Hazard, UA VIP Administrator and military veteran. “The VIP graduates of welding 12 and HVAC-R class 11 have proved through their hard work and dedication over the past 18 weeks that they are ready to make an immediate impact with their newly developed skills in their new careers as UA apprentices; and we wish them the best of luck!”
Fort Campbell recently honored the UA VIP Program and its instructors.
Michael Smith, on behalf of his entire Fort Campbell VIP training staff, accepted an award from the Installation Management Command at Fort Campbell.
The Fort Campbell United Association Veterans in Piping Program teaches transitioning soldiers the basics of welding, which will prepare them for a welding career in the UA.
Members of the welding and HVACR classes at Joint Base Lewis-McChord graduated in mid-February.
Welding Class 11 graduated 10 transitioning service members, including one from the Air Force, Glenn Bloom, and another from the Navy, Patrick Ramsey. The rest of the class was made up of Army service members.
HVACR Class 10 consisted of nine Army service members.
Following graduation, these 19 men and women will leave their military careers and officially begin life as an apprentice.
Following 18 weeks of intensive training, 16 Marines from Camp Pendleton are better prepared to enter civilian life and find meaningful employment after completing the United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program.
To ease the transition back into civilian life, the UA established the VIP Program to better equip military service members preparing to leave the service with sought after skills that can lead to lifelong careers in the increasingly in-demand pipe trades. Through an 18-week accelerated course, participants earn industry-recognized certifications and direct entry into stable private-sector jobs with good pay and benefits.
Twenty Fort Campbell soldiers will not have to worry about looking for work once they transition out of the service.
Today, the fifth welding class at Fort Hood graduated 17 welding students from the Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program completing 18 weeks of accelerated training.