Plumbers perform essential work that protects the health and safety of our citizens.
Pipefitters and steamfitters install, maintain, and repair piping systems for applications such as power plants, refineries, and heavy industrial facilities.
Welders cut and join a variety of steel, cast iron, plastic materials, and complex and specialized products.
HVACR Service Technicians install, maintain, and repair plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
“Veterans in Piping” Pipefitter Apprentice
“The United Association played a crucial role in my transition from a soldier to a Pipefitter by providing comprehensive education, hands-on training, and a supportive community.”
“I grew up believing girls were girls and only did girly things.” “As a woman, being able to learn to work with my hands and to KNOW I can take care of myself is EXHILARATING!” “I have made new brothers who have taken me under their wing and helped me become more than who I am and have shown women that we can be mighty and we can be women while doing whatever we love.”
“As a woman in a male-dominated field, it can definitely be intimidating.” “However, in due time, you WILL find your voice! Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.” “Even when you don’t meet every standard, keep going!” “That is where you’ll learn and grow!”
“Just remember, you CAN defy all stereotypes/expectations, and still dominate in this industry.”