US Shipyard Apprentice School Given High Profile Recognition

Press Release
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Sec. of Labor & Apprentices: Photo credit HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries'  Newport News Apprentice School recognized as 'Trailblazer & Innovator' by Dept of Labor Office of Apprenticeship.

The Office of Apprenticeship awards registered apprentice programs this recognition if their programs, practices, strategies or partnerships demonstrate the types of trailblazing and innovative efforts that play a critical role in preparing the workforce in the 21st century.

Because of this recognition, NNS' Apprentice School was invited to attend the "Out-Educate, Out-Build, Out-Innovate" national summit hosted by the National Registered Apprenticeship System.

Sponsored by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, the Aug. 1 summit celebrated the role the Office of Apprenticeship has played during the last 75 years since the signing of National Apprenticeship Act, also known as the Fitzgerald Act, which regulates apprentice and on-the-job training programs.

Everett Jordan, director of education at The Apprentice School and a featured speaker at the summit, said, "At Newport News Shipbuilding, the aspect of learning through a registered apprenticeship is ingrained in our company and in our culture. With our focus on craftsmanship, scholarship and leadership, The Apprentice School's 798 apprentices are challenged to learn one of 25 different crafts in a complex heavy-construction and manufacturing setting and attain academic success in rigorous curricula."

 


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