Joseph Mancuso, PIO GIP Fellow
Judge Jenkins recognized and honored in Dallas County Commissioners Court on June 25 the service of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada and Australia.
The organization, commonly referred to as UA, assists military veterans through the Veterans in Piping program. This program aims to help reduce the high unemployment rate for US veterans by offering training for skilled labor positions to veterans and active duty military personnel and assisting them in finding career opportunities after completion of the training. The training is comprised of 18 weeks of courses and allows participants to earn industry-recognized certifications.
Jenkins praised the efforts of the UA program and the results it brings, saying the program ensures that veterans have the opportunity to “continue to be productive, working members of society.”