Veterans graduate from IUPAT training program

IUPAT_Logo_colorThe International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is working every day to put our the returning men and women of our armed forces back to work in promising careers in the finishing trades.

Recently, a class of veterans graduated from a training program that IUPAT District Council 77 in Georgia conducted.  

The Brunswick News reports:

There’s a lot more to painting submarines, bridges and other structures on military bases than just grabbing a brush or a spray nozzle.

 In fact, it’s a 3-year apprenticeship to earn a journeyman’s certification to work as a painter for a military contractor.

Eight military veterans who graduated from a training program Friday conducted in St. Marys will take that first step toward being a journeyman.

They will start working for a military contractor at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Tuesday.

The graduates completed an intensive two-week training program sponsored by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 77, said Ryan Enos, director of marketing for the organization. He said 70 veterans applied for the program.

Read more at The Brunswick News.