Ingalls Apprentice School graduation
One hundred and ten now employees of Ingalls Shipbuilding graduated from their apprentice school on Saturday.
These graduates represent every step in the shipbuilding process. These apprenticeships can last anywhere from two to four years. Many family members came out to support the graduates.
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was there to give the keynote commencement address. Ingalls President Brian Cuccias says these apprentices have shown exceptional leadership. “They’re kind of a choice selection. Them graduating this year shows that they are leaders. They’ve made the decision to work hard. You know, it’s not easy to go through the apprentice school. With their determination and their hard work they’ve really shown they are going to be great future leaders and a lot of our leadership comes from the apprentice school. So, we look forward to great leaders coming out of this class.”
Ingalls is excited to have their graduates begin their roles in the shipbuilding process.