The news story below posted by WXXV News 25 highlights the Ingalls Apprentice School, which is one of the many ways you can start a career at Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of HII.

The shipyard is proud to celebrate its apprentices this week for National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from Nov. 14-20.

The apprenticeship program allows people to earn competitive wages and receive comprehensive benefit packages while they learn their shipbuilding craft.

Several apprentice graduates have gone on to build careers at Ingalls, rising to positions of leadership in the company.

To learn more about the apprentice program or career opportunities at Ingalls Shipbuilding, visit hii.com/careers. Read the story from WXXV News 25 below:

Ingalls Shipbuilding honors apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week

(Nov. 16, 2022 by Rick Gogreve)

This week marks the eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week. The City of Pascagoula and Ingalls Shipbuilding are showing how much they appreciate their apprentices.

Apprenticeship Week is a time to celebrate those men and women in training to become full time workers at certain organizations.

While this is a national celebration, officials at Pascagoula City Hall are showing their appreciation on a more personal level by adopting a proclamation officially approving the recognition of the special week in the city. Training Rep and former apprentice Lloyd Stringer said, “It makes me feel so wonderful, so wonderful being an apprentice one time, being an alum now. It’s like Christmas.”

You can read the full story at WXXV News 25.

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Oct. 27, 2022) – HII’s (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding has been awarded a $2.4 billion U.S. Navy fixed-price-incentive contract for the detail design and construction of amphibious assault ship LHA 9. The award includes options, that if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $3.2 billion. Ingalls was awarded the original long-lead-time material contract for the fourth ship in the America class on April 30, 2020.

“Ingalls shipbuilders are ready to build the Navy’s newest LHA,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said. “We understand how important this work is and consider it an honor to be given the opportunity to deliver this capability to the fleet. We value our partnership with the Navy and all of our critical supplier partners.”

Construction on LHA 9 is scheduled to begin in December 2022.

Ingalls has a long tradition of building large-deck amphibious ships that are operated by the Navy and Marine Corps. The shipyard has delivered 15 large-deck ships, including the Tarawa class, LHA 1-5; the Wasp class, LHD 1-8; and most recently the America class, LHA 6 and LHA 7. The third of the America class, Bougainville (LHA 8), is currently under construction.

The America class is a multi-functional and versatile ship that is capable of operating in a high density, multi-threat environment as an integral member of an expeditionary strike group, an amphibious task force or an amphibious ready group. LHA 9, like Bougainville, will retain the aviation capability of the America-class design while adding the surface assault capability of a well deck and a larger flight deck configured for F-35B Joint Strike Fighter and MV-22 Osprey aircraft. These large-deck amphibious assault ships also include top-of-the-line medical facilities with full operating suites and triage.

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When Jose Paniagua, general foreman, electrical, came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic in 2009, he had one goal in mind: establishing a good-paying job so he could bring his wife and two children over to join him. 

Having received electrical training prior, Paniagua started at the company’s Avondale, La. location in 2010, pulling cable before working his way to the Tests and Trials team. In 2013, he moved over to Ingalls in Pascagoula as an electrician, working his way up through different jobs on multiple ships. 

“On each ship, I’ve had a different position,” he explained. “On LPD 23, I was pulling cable. On LPD 25, I was in tests and trials. I was lead man on LPD 26, and then a foreman on LPD 27. Now, on LPD 28, I am a general foreman.” 

Through strong leadership and guidance, Paniagua now helps other electricians find a path to grow their careers.

“Whatever you do, do it with dedication and tenacity. The company can give you all the tools and opportunities but you have to put the work in,” he said. “Everything you do today matters. Be proud of what you do and the product that you build. Show that by doing quality work the first time and being safe while you do it.”

In addition to finding a career at Ingalls, Paniagua has also found a community as a board member for Hispanic Outreach Leadership Alliance (HOLA), giving him the opportunity to help connect other shipbuilders with resources.

With more than 500 job titles to choose from, you can build your own journey. The possibilities are limitless. Ask your supervisor or contact HR for job openings, trainings and growth opportunities, or visit HII’s Careers page to see the available openings. 

PASCAGOULA, Miss., (Oct. 14, 2022) — HII’s (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division recognized its latest apprentice program graduates at a ceremony this month. Ingalls celebrated 136 apprentice graduates in the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022, who have invested time in the classroom and shipyard to prepare them for a shipbuilding career. It was the first in-person graduation ceremony in two years.

“I am honored to celebrate this elite group of graduates who have committed their unique talents and abilities to advancing national security,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said. “Together we will continue to build on Ingalls’ legacy of service to our country by delivering ships to our customers.”

Enrollment for the apprentice program is competitive, and students work full-time while learning a craft through classes and on-the-job training. The prestigious workforce development program has produced nearly 4,000 graduates since its inception in 1952.

The 2022 Overall Apprentice of the Year, Robert Cowan, provided remarks during the ceremony, sharing why individuals should consider participating in the program.

“Ingalls has empowered me to learn a new craft that I knew nothing about, which has allowed me to take part in building Navy ships for our country,” Cowan said. “If someone is willing to learn a new trade and able to work while they are learning, then it’s a great opportunity.”

The apprentice program at Ingalls Shipbuilding School involves a comprehensive two- to four-year curriculum for students interested in shipbuilding careers. Apprentices earn competitive wages and receive a comprehensive benefit package upon entering the program. This allows apprentices to receive an education, build work ethic, gain experience and develop into world-class journeymen of their crafts.

 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice School Graduation 2022
Graduates of the Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice Program were recognized during an on-site commencement ceremony on Sat., Oct. 8, 2022. Pictured (center) is Overall Apprentice of the Year Robert Cowan
Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice School Graduation 2022
Graduates of the Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice Program were recognized during an on-site commencement ceremony on Sat., Oct. 8, 2022.

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In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division is celebrating the many shipbuilders who have Hispanic or Latin American roots. 

In addition to acknowledging how these communities have influenced and contributed to American society at large, Ingalls also recognizes the significant impact they have had on building our nation’s naval defense.

Pascagoula, where Ingalls is located, has the highest share of Latino residents among Mississippi’s 20 biggest cities by a significant margin, with 15% of the city’s population identifying as Hispanic or Latino in the 2020 census according to a Sun Herald article

Understanding diversity, equity and inclusion is at the core of what makes the people great at Ingalls Shipbuilding. It’s knowing we are stronger when we acknowledge and celebrate our differences, giving each of us a place to belong.

Employee resource groups like the Hispanic Outreach Leadership Alliance (HOLA), shine a light on our diversity and give shipbuilders a means to build community.

Recently, HOLA participated in the Festival Hispano de Pascagoula. Board members and volunteers with HOLA helped organize food, music, vendors and more for the festival to kickoff Hispanic Heritage Month. 

At the event, talent acquisition representatives were also present, offering information and job offers to those interested in becoming shipbuilders. 

Watch this video to learn how Ingalls Shipbuilding is celebrating the many shipbuilders who have Hispanic or Latin American roots.

PASCAGOULA, Miss., (Oct. 7, 2022) — HII (NYSE: HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division completed acceptance trials for Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123).

“Completing a successful sea trial is always a significant accomplishment for our combined Ingalls and Navy team, and DDG 123 performed well,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said. “We are committed to this partnership and look forward to our next opportunity to demonstrate it during our next trial events for our first Flight III destroyer.”

DDG 123 is the second destroyer to be named in honor of Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee, the first woman to receive the Navy Cross. Higbee joined the Navy in October 1908 as part of the newly established Navy Nurse Corps, a group of women who would become known as “The Sacred Twenty,” and became the second superintendent of the Navy Nurse Corps in January 1911.  

Ingalls has built 33 destroyers for the U.S. Navy, with five currently under construction including DDG 123, Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), Ted Stevens (DDG 128), Jeremiah Denton (DDG 129) and George M. Neal (DDG 131). DDG 123 will be the final Flight IIA destroyer Ingalls will deliver as the Navy transitions to Flight III destroyers.

Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are highly capable, multi-mission ships that can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of the United States military strategy. Guided missile destroyers are capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface battles. These ships contain a myriad of offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs well into the 21st century.

Guided missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) completing acceptance trials
Guided missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) completing acceptance trials Oct. 6 in Gulf of Mexico

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As America’s largest shipbuilder and with a more than 135-year history of advancing U.S. national defense, we are united by our mission in service of the heroes who protect our freedom. HII’s diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business professionals. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s workforce is 44,000 strong. For more information, visit:

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Sept. 9, 2022) — HII’s (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division started fabrication of the U.S. Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Pittsburgh (LPD 31) on Wednesday. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut for the ship.

“The start of fabrication on LPD 31 demonstrates our ability to continue manufacturing quality ships for our Navy and Marine Corps partners,” said Mike Pruitt, Ingalls Shipbuilding LPD program manager. “Our shipbuilders are excited to be reaching this milestone in construction and are committed to seeing Pittsburgh serve our nation well into the future.”

Ingalls has delivered 12 San Antonio-class ships to the Navy and has three more under construction, including Richard M. McCool (LPD 29), Harrisburg (LPD 30) and Pittsburgh (LPD 31), which will be the second Flight II LPD.

LPD Flight II is the next generation amphibious ship to replace Whidbey Island (LSD 41) and Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) classes of dock landing ships. Amphibious transport docks are a major part of the Navy’s 21st century expeditionary force, deployed with a U.S. Marine Corps Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious and expeditionary crisis response operations that range from deterrence and joint-force enablement to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

LPD 31 is the fifth Navy vessel to be named after the historic city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first ship was an ironclad gunboat and served during the American Civil War. Since then, the name Pittsburgh has been assigned to four vessels that have served the U.S. during conflict.

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PASCAGOULA, Miss., (Aug. 29, 2022) – Global defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE: HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to begin the combat systems availability for the Zumwalt-class destroyer, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002). During this availability, Ingalls will complete the installation, activation and testing of the combat systems to ensure a fully functional system is ready to operate in the Navy fleet, as part of the Navy’s phased delivery approach.

“HII is excited to support our Navy colleagues in bringing this new capability to the fleet,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said. “As a dedicated partner in the construction and system activation of Navy destroyers, Ingalls is eager to leverage our shipbuilders’ expertise and modernized facilities in supporting the Navy’s future generation systems and platforms.”

The $41.6 million cost-incentive-fee contract allows Ingalls to begin program management, labor, materials, and facilities to accomplish industrial efforts and fleet industrial efforts to support the ship’s combat system.

The DDG 1002 features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design and is equipped with the most advanced warfighting technology and weaponry. This ship will be capable of performing a range of deterrence, power projection, sea control, and command and control missions while allowing Navy to evolve with new systems and missions.

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“The people I have worked with at Ingalls have helped me a lot on my journey because my English wasn’t the greatest in the beginning,” he recalled. “I had a lot of good people around me that helped me to grow both personally and as a shipbuilder.”

Hector Maldonado, general foreman, Ingalls Shipbuilding

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Ingalls is a place of opportunity for the many aspiring shipbuilders who are looking to turn their skillsets into a career. For Hector Maldonado, general foreman, working at Ingalls has provided the opportunity for a career and for growth as a leader.”

Maldonado moved to the United States from Puerto Rico at the age of 20 to find work as a subcontractor. It’s a journey he made without his family.

“It was really scary leaving my family and going alone to the United States for the first time,” said Maldonado. “My mother was really scared for me but she relaxed a little because I was coming over with good people and I had a job lined up.”

After spending time working as a subcontractor at Ingalls, Maldonado was offered a full-time position with the company. As his shipbuilding career began, so did his opportunities for personal growth and development.

“The people I have worked with at Ingalls have helped me a lot on my journey because my English wasn’t the greatest in the beginning,” he recalled.  “I had a lot of good people around me that helped me to grow both personally and as a shipbuilder.”

Since being hired on as a first-class electrician at Ingalls, Maldonado has progressed in his roles He is now a general foreman, overseeing the team that delivers the finished product to the customer. Currently, he is working on finalizing DDG 125.

“As a general foreman, I make sure everybody is working safely and maintaining quality the first time,” he said.

After experiencing his own success within the company, Maldonado now uses his story of persevering through language barriers to inspire and uplift the next generation of shipbuilders, especially those who do not speak English as a first language.

“Having a language barrier was particularly challenging to me as I started out in this industry,” he recalled. “Now, I want to help others who are going through similar experiences and who want to eventually move up in the company. I want to help them be successful.”

Maldonado encourages shipbuilders to take advantage of the knowledge they can gain from working at Ingalls so that they can advance their career paths, as well.

“My advice to new shipbuilders who want to grow in this company is to start learning and never stop,” he said. “Ask questions, take advantage of training opportunities, and always give 100 percent effort. Learn to be good at what you do and go beyond the bare minimum.”

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Héctor Maldonado, capataz general eléctrico, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Héctor Maldonado, capataz general eléctrico, Ingalls Shipbuilding

“La gente con la que a trabajé en Ingalls me ayudó mucho en mi viaje porque mi inglés no era muy bueno al principio,” recordó. “Tenía mucha gente buena a mi alrededor que me ayudó a crecer tanto personalmente como como constructor naval.”

Héctor Maldonado, capataz general eléctrico, Ingalls Shipbuilding

Ingalls es un lugar de oportunidades para muchos aspirantes a constructores navales que buscan convertir sus habilidades en una carrera. Para Héctor Maldonado, capataz general eléctrico, trabajar en Ingalls ha brindado la oportunidad de hacer carrera y crecer como líder.”

Maldonado se mudó a los Estados Unidos desde Puerto Rico a la edad de 20 años para encontrar trabajo como subcontratista. Es un viaje que hizo sin su familia.

“Fue realmente aterrador dejar a mi familia e ir sola a los Estados Unidos por primera vez,” dijo Maldonado. “Mi madre estaba realmente asustada por mí, pero se relajó un poco porque venía con buenas personas y tenía un trabajo listo.”

Después de pasar un tiempo trabajando como subcontratista en Ingalls, a Maldonado le ofrecieron un puesto de tiempo completo en la empresa. A medida que comenzó su carrera en la construcción naval, también lo hicieron sus oportunidades de crecimiento y desarrollo personal.

“La gente con la que a trabajé en Ingalls me ayudó mucho en mi viaje porque mi inglés no era muy bueno al principio,” recordó. “Tenía mucha gente buena a mi alrededor que me ayudó a crecer tanto personalmente como como constructor naval.”

Desde que fue contratado como electricista de primera clase en Ingalls, Maldonado ha progresado en sus funciones. Ahora es capataz general y supervisa el equipo que entrega el producto terminado al cliente. Actualmente, está trabajando en la finalización del DDG 125.

“Como capataz general, me aseguro de que todos trabajen de manera segura y mantengan la calidad desde la primera vez,” dijo.

Después de experimentar su propio éxito dentro de la empresa, Maldonado ahora usa su historia de perseverancia a través de las barreras del idioma para inspirar y animar a la próxima generación de constructores navales, especialmente a aquellos que no hablan inglés como primera lengua.

“Tener una barrera del idioma fue particularmente desafiante para mí cuando comencé en esta industria,” recordó. “Ahora, quiero ayudar a otras personas que están pasando por experiencias similares y que eventualmente quieren ascender en la empresa. Quiero ayudarlos a tener éxito.”

Maldonado alienta a los constructores navales a aprovechar el conocimiento que pueden obtener al trabajar en Ingalls para que también puedan avanzar en sus carreras.

“Mi consejo para los nuevos constructores navales que quieren crecer en esta empresa es que empiecen a aprender y nunca se detengan,” dijo. “Haga preguntas, aproveche las oportunidades de capacitación y siempre esfuércese al 100 por ciento. Aprende a ser bueno en lo que haces y ve más allá de lo mínimo.”

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Photo courtesy of USNI News. Article below posted from author Sam LaGrone of USNI News following his visit to Ingalls Shipbuilding Aug 4. 2022.  Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson spoke with Sam and a group of visiting reporters about the efforts the shipbuilder is making to improve efficiency, how they are focusing on retaining talent and the readiness of the yard to support future work. Read the story below:

Gulf Coast Shipyards Growing Capacity While Navy Shipbuilding Plans Remain Unsettled

(USNI News, Aug. 18, 2022) By Sam LaGrone

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — From the fantail of the 24,000-ton Richard M. McCool Jr., (LPD 28), one can see the world’s most complex warships coming together, with shipbuilders welding, painting and running cables in the Mississippi sun.

Two Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers – Leah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) and the first Flight III Burke Jack Lucas (DDG 125) – are under construction and moored nearby. Further down the pier the Coast Guard National Security Cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759) is nearing completion. Towering stories over the pier nearby, still primer white, is the half-way complete Bougainville (LHA 8), the Navy’s next 45,000-ton big deck amphibious ship, designed from the keel up to host Marine F-35B Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters. Just north of McCool is the angular hull of Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), awaiting the start of its combat systems activation before joining the fleet.

You can read the full article: https://news.usni.org/2022/08/17/gulf-coast-shipyards-growing-capacity-while-navy-shipbuilding-plans-remain-unsettled

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