Through the UA Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program, you can apply your military training into a rewarding career in the pipe trades.
Your military career may be coming to an end, but the countless skills and experiences you have acquired throughout your service can benefit you for the rest of your life. Let us help you put your skills and experiences to the test when you enter into the highly in-demand piping industry, which is full of career opportunities and can provide a stable future for you and your family.
Benefits of the UA VIP Program:
- Free Career Skills Training
- Industry-Recognized Certifications
- Direct Entry into UA Apprenticeship
- Guaranteed Job Placement
- Lifelong Career Opportunities
HVACR: This is an accelerated Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration training program for active-duty transitioning service members. The program is 118 days in duration, classes meet Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Naval Station Norfolk Program Application Information
All Branches of Service
Obtain a DOD Skillbridge Application. Please work with your local Skillbridge office and complete their Skillbridge application. If your local Skillbridge office does not have an application, you may use the Naval Station Norfolk HVAC VIP Application found by clicking here.
Please send your completed application to UA VIP Instructor James Kinney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your approved application is received, you will be notified of your interview date and time.
In addition to the application requirement listed above, Navy personnel desiring to participate in DOD SkillBridge must register and apply for SkillBridge approval using the application portal via My Navy Education. Application portal instructions can be found here. Once approved, please forward approval results to email@example.com.
Letter of Acceptance
If your command requires a Letter of Acceptance, we can provide you with a Conditional Letter of Acceptance from the VIP Program. Please email NSN UA VIP Instructor James Kinney with your request.