Training Program

Now you can turn your military experience into a new career,
with the Painters and Allied Trades Veterans Program.

industrial painter 2Get the training you need for a successful career with long-term security for yourself and your family. As your skills increase, so will your salary, available to you FREE, as a veteran or transitioning service member.

Here’s the story …

Every year, the American economy suffers more than $1 trillion in financial losses due to corrosion. Structures affected by corrosion include the following:

  • bridges and water towers
  • offshore drilling platforms
  • ships and industrial equipments
  • power plants, refineries and factories


Preventing and repairing corrosion is a huge task, requiring thousands and working men and women. As a result, there is an immediate need for trained workers with specialized skills. Unlike other industries, jobs in this field are growing and offer long-term security. This is work that simply cannot be outsourced.

The training required for these jobs is perfectly suited to military personnel. And that career training — along with job-placement assistance and college credits — is available to you FREE, as a veteran or transitioning service member.

Here’s a quick overview of this pilot program, available throughout the United States:

It all starts with intensive training designed for Active-Duty service members transitioning from military service to civilian employment. You get the skills and knowledge to become a highly trained and expert industrial painter.

Earn while you learn! You complete an apprenticeship that includes paid work alongside an experienced Journey worker. Your training is close to home at one of more than 100 facilities nationwide. Lessons in the field are delivered by our powerful Learning Management System (LMS). Plus, your training translates to college credits from Mountwest Community & Technical College (MCTC) in Huntington, WV. This lets you keep going with your education should you choose to complete an Associate’s Degree.

You leave the classroom with Certificates of Completion in these 6 career subjects:

  1. Maritime Industry and Safety (OSHA compliant)
  2. First Aid/CPR
  3. Scaffold Awareness
  4. Basic Rigging
  5. Confined Space (OSHA compliant)
  6. Coating Application Specialist Level I (after passing CAS I exam)

Upon graduation, you are qualified for exclusive job placement with an employer/contractor and membership within the IUPAT, as well as entry into advanced Apprenticeship Programs.

Training provided by the Painters and Allied Trades Veterans Program will lead to professional jobs on projects across the U.S. and Canada, including:

  • Office Space and Landmark Buildings
  • Sports and Entertainment Venues
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Bridges, Water Towers and Storage Tanks
  • Industrial and Construction Equipment
  • Power and Petro Chemical Plants
  • Ships (ocean-going and lake vessels)
  • Hospitals and Health Facilities

You’re invited to take advantage of this no-cost training, which can make all the difference to you and your family.

Take the next step. Click here to learn more about the career pathways or  contact us by email or pick up the phone and call 1-855-380-VETS (8387).