U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA, (since 2009) Program focus: Welding VIP Training Site: Corner of Seventh & C Street Camp Pendleton, CA 92055 Instructors: Sean Ellis and Robert Cadenas Contact for applications: Marine and Family Programs Career Center, BLDG 13150 Skills Development Program Phone: (760) 725-6517 Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Lacey, WA, (since 2013) Program focus: Welding; Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) VIP Training Site: Welding Program UA Local 26 8501 Zenith Court NE Lacey, WA 98516 HVACR Program Stone Education Center 6242 Colorado Avenue Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433 Instructors: Welding: Kris McAferty and Jeremy Rood HVACR: Dave Gibson Contact for applications: Hawk Transition Center 41st Division Dr., BLDG 11577 Career Skills Program Phone: (253) 477-4743 U.S. Army Fort Carson, CO, (since 2013) Program focus: Welding VIP Training Site: UA Local 58 2864 Janitell Road Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Instructors: Aaron Schultz & Bowie Gregg Contact for applications: Career Skills Program 1638 Elwell St., BLDG 6236 Phone: (719) 526-1195 Find Your Future: 14 the end of the day, but it feels great.” Len Dawson, general foreman, Dynamic Sys- tems, said, “I think the VIP program is wonder- ful. It gives our veterans another avenue to get into the union to pursue a great career. Military personnel are exactly what we’re looking for. ey’re disciplined and have the drive to ad- vance, and they’ll help our industry excel, and so far, from what I’ve seen working with Tanya and Alyssa, they will be an asset to our trade. We’re getting more and more women on the job, and in my opinion, there is no reason why women can’t be in the construction industry. I’ve been in the trade for 30 years, and because of innovative technologies and revised safety standards, there is nothing that should prevent a woman from pursuing these careers.” Tanya and Alyssa feel positive about their original decision to join the program. ey are both looking forward to excelling in their inde- pendent trades and look forward to a long career with the United Association. CAREERops Deano Garza Alyssa Tamayo (continued om page 10)