Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16America (MCAA) Mike Cables announced. “With their commitment to quality workmanship, which I know they all have or they would not have graduated, and with the UA’s excellent training and highly regarded certiﬁcations they will ac- quire—their career success is virtually assured. My company, Kinetics, is proud to hire VIP graduates.” Just as in so many industries throughout North America, HVACR contractors have been feeling the pressure due to the lack of qualiﬁed candidates necessary to ﬁll the void from the impending baby boomers’ retirement. e UA has created a con- duit to bridge that gap to ﬁll this void. With hun- dreds of thousands of soldiers returning from around the globe, the HVACR VIP program will join the VIP Welding program as a lifeline for those transitioning out of the military. As Nathan Tiemeier so aptly stated in his testimonial at his class’s graduation, “is program has relieved me of the stress and uncertainty that many veterans face as they transition to civilian life. To my broth- ers and sisters in arms for the last 20 years, I will never forget you. e learning and experiences we shared will forever be in my heart. To my brothers and sisters of the UA, I look forward to the next 20 years growing and learning beside you. ank you. Army strong, UA all the way!” Career Opportunities in Piping for Transitioning Veterans | Fall/Winter 2015 Jamison Atchley Joint Base Lewis-McChord HVACR Class 01, third-year apprentice 11 The UA's fleet of mobile training trailers help augment VIP training when needed.