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The UA Launches New Pipeline Training Program with Help from TransCanada

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA), in collaboration with TransCanada Corporation will unveil a new pipeline training program across Canada. This national program will enable welders, pipefitters and apprentices to continue to obtain the advanced training and upgrading in pipe welding and cutting they require to work in the pipeline construction industry. The UA, which has provided the very best training to various industries for more than 100 years, is working with TransCanada and the company's Energy East Pipeline Project to provide sections of large-diameter steel pipe for welding training. The pipe is donated to UA locations in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Thunder Bay, Sarnia, Montreal, Miramichi and Dartmouth.

This collaboration provides a unique chance for skilled welders, journeymen and apprentices to acquire hands-on pipeline experience inorder to perform to the high-quality standards expected by the UA, Canadian pipeline regulatory bodies and pipeline companies such as TransCanada. Highly-skilled welders will be a key part of important pipeline projects such as Energy East, and the UA has a significant rolein preparing future generations for important job opportunities as pipeline professionals with expertise in their field.

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