On Monday, Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 4 offered by State Senator David Niezgodski (D-South Bend) was approved by the Senate.

SCR 4 highlights and honors the work accomplished by the Veterans in Piping (VIP) program, operated by the United Association of Union Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders, Sprinklefitters, and Service Techs of the United States and Canada. It offers high quality skills training and job opportunities to U.S. veterans and active duty members preparing to leave military service. VIP participants are awarded industry-recognized certifications and partake in a five-year paid apprenticeship in which they gain real, on-the-job experience. This program provides veterans with careers in the piping field, fully equipped with healthcare and retirement plans to allow veterans to provide for their families. SCR 4 honors the VIP program with the intention of highlighting Indiana as a state that cares for those who have served in our military.

“My resolution seeks to bring greater awareness to Indiana in order to better attract veterans to our state to live, work and raise a family,” Sen. Niezgodski said. “These veterans are given a choice on where they would like to be located. We’d like them to come to Indiana.”