About PAT-VP


Are you a veteran or transitioning service member? If so, you’re eligible for FREE Career Training from the Painters and Allied Trades Veterans Program. Capture

Separating from the military without having a job lined up is tough enough. Being stuck there for months or even years is worse. In today’s economy, unemployment not only harms your finances — it can eat away at your confidence, your health, and your relationships with family and friends. But here’s the good news: We’ve got your back.

If you’re viewing this website, you’re one of a select group of veterans eligible for a special job-training program currently available in the United States. The training is FREE. The careers are in professional trades, with good pay, generous benefits, and a secure future. The work is challenging and ideally suited to military veterans.

Our intensive training lets you earn while you learn . You’ll be qualified to enter a wide range of professions, doing work that cannot be outsourced overseas:

  • industrial and commercial coating and painting (for corrosion control and protection)
  • glazing/glass and architectural metal
  • drywall finishing
  • floor covering installation


The Painters and Allied Trades Veterans Program gives you a plan, a new skill set, and the support you need to make the transition from military to civilian employment. You have been trained by the best and proudly served your country.  Now, the IUPAT stands ready to advance your skills and offer you a new career in the Finishing Trades through apprenticeship learning and on the job training.

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