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VIP students in Fort Campbell’s Welding Class 21 begin career training

The United Association (UA) Veterans In Piping (VIP) program continues to play a crucial role in ensuring military veterans can comfortably transition back into civilian life after their commitment to our country.

In the next 18 weeks, UA VIP Fort Campbell Welding Class 21 students will undergo intensive hands-on training and classroom instruction led by expert journeymen instructors. 

Class 21 students are part of a DOD Skillbridge Program committed to honoring veteran men and women by creating a pathway for them to experience a stable future following their military commitment. 

As students navigate the program, they will receive certifications in oxy-fuel cutting, SMAW plate welding, SPAW and GTAW pipe welding and SMAW pipe spooling. 

Active-duty service members possess a particular skill set in teamwork and discipline that will translate smoothly in their future careers in welding. Future Class 21 graduates will install, maintain and repair all types of piping systems.

Student welders will also learn how to study blueprints to accurately measure, cut and weld using various tools and methods. 

Choose a UA VIP location that best suits your future in the trades: 

If you are currently an active-duty service member in your last six months of training, a career in the pipe trades could be an excellent opportunity for you. 

Good-paying wages and benefits you deserve 

The UA VIP program offers a wide range of career opportunities for veterans interested in the piping industry. Transitioning active-duty service members looking into the profession can choose from various trades in HVACR, welding and fire suppression. These trades offer stable employment, competitive wages and high-speed advancement opportunities for their career. 

The UA VIP program ensures that anyone who enters will undergo exhaustive on-the-job training in their highly regarded UA Department of Labor (DOl) registered apprenticeship program. Once admitted into the apprenticeship, students will learn from experienced professionals in the trade while earning a livable wage, and a pension for their retirement. 

Upon completion of the program, previous active-duty service members will become qualified journeymen in their chosen trade. 

Active-duty service members looking for a civilian career after their time in the military are invited to apply to the UA VIP program during their last six months of commitment. 

Learn More About The UA VIP Program At Fort Campbell