The Apprentice School—founded in 1919 at Newport News Shipbuilding—is the preeminent apprenticeship program in the nation and offers four-, five-, and eight-year apprenticeships in nineteen shipbuilding disciplines and eight advanced programs of study. The Apprentice School is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and registered with the Virginia Apprenticeship Council. The school offers apprentices the opportunity to earn college credit, receive competitive pay and benefits and learn a trade. The school is committed to fostering apprentices’ development of craftsmanship, scholarship and leadership.
when Homer L. Ferguson issued Executive Order No. 24
The majority of our graduates went straight into shipbuilding careers.
The Apprentice School is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
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Apprentices become leaders in the classroom and on the waterfront through the development of The Apprentice School's nine leadership principles:
Graduates of The Apprentice School are well prepared to continue Newport News Shipbuilding's long tradition of building the most complex and powerful naval vessels in the world.
Because of the unique nature of apprenticeship, The Apprentice School and its leadership are structured within Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Huntington Ingalls designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. The Apprentice School provides quality training and education for Newport News Shipbuilding.