UA Veterans in Piping Program
'Veterans in Piping' Program Providing Jobs For Vets

U.S. veterans and active duty military personnel preparing to leave the service have an option that puts them right into the workforce with just 18 weeks of training … and it’s all free.

The Veterans in Piping program, from the United Association of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union (UA), sets veterans up with contractors around the country. All training is paid for entirely by the UA and its industry partners at no cost to participants.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette:

The goal of the program is immediate job placement. Veterans who complete the 18-week program become second- or third-year apprentices in their craft. While many will go right to work for contractors once they leave the military, they will also have the opportunity to continue their training in welding, pipefitting or plumbing by taking advanced classes after their normal work day.

“The VIP program is a win for everyone involved,” said Ron Lenz, business manager for Local Union 58, in a statement. “Our industry gets new, well-trained workers, and veterans get access to lifelong career opportunities.”

To learn more about the Veterans in Piping program, please visit

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