Training, Building and Retaining our Shipyard Industrial Workforce

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The article below posted by the Center for Maritime Strategy highlights The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding, which is one of the many ways you can start a career at the shipyard, a division of HII. You can learn more about both of HII’s apprentice schools: The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding here and The Ingalls Apprentice School here, as well as other ways to join HII here. Read the story from the Center for Maritime Strategy below:

(Navy League of the United States, Aug. 31, 2022, By the Center for Maritime Strategy)

With all the challenges in the world today, it goes without saying that America, an island nation, needs a powerful Navy. A lot of effort goes into our Constitutional requirement to “maintain a Navy,” and that means a robust warfighting platforms or ships and well-trained crews to sail them. Before we get there, however, we need a shipbuilding industrial base—shipyards and machines that bend metal and produce the finest warship in the world. In addition to the Sailors needed to fight these ships, we also need shipyard workers to build these vessels. This has been a constant challenge as the nation tries to level load our shipyards with new construction, repair, or modernization work throughout variations in strategies and Future Years Defense Plans (FYDP) across different administrations.

You can also read the full article at the Navy League of the United States.

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