Open House Ceremony Commemorates Five Years of United Association Veterans in Piping Program at Camp Lejeune

8.2.19

The United Association (UA) Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program celebrated five years of service at Camp Lejeune in addition to the graduation of 16 active-duty transitioning military service members from Camp Lejeune Welding Class 13.

Military leadership, family members and representatives from North Carolina Community College, DeWalt and Milwaukee Tools attended the open house on Aug. 1, as well as VIP graduate Patrick Brown, from Camp Lejeune Welding Class 3. During the event, members of Welding Class 13 showed off their welding skills, which they obtained during the free 18-week piping industry career-training program. Once UA VIP graduates successfully transition out of the armed forces, they will begin new careers in the piping industry, with direct entry and guaranteed employment into the UA’s five-year apprenticeship program at an agreed upon location nationwide.

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