The various building trades unions provide pathways for military service members to transition from a career in the military into a career in the building trades.
America’s Work Force Union Podcast aired a replay of the Monday, Nov. 9 episode featuring United Association Veterans in Piping (UA VIP) Program Administrator Mike Hazard.
United Association apprenticeship
Hazard began by stating that the UA registered apprenticeship program has stood the test of time, educating generations of pipe tradesmen and tradeswomen.
He used the segment to outline the UA apprenticeship program, which the UA spends about $250 million on. He said the earn while you learn model keeps apprentices focused. As they learn from seasoned journeymen on-the-job, they earn a livable wage and great benefits.
Additionally, Hazard said apprentices earn wage increases that correspond with their progress in the apprenticeship program.
He touted veterans as being great candidates for these programs. Their ability to follow instructions, be on time and work in adverse conditions make them UA prime apprentices.
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