About Us

Since 1952, the Apprentice School has produced more than 4,000 graduates in support of Ingalls’ operational needs. The program involves comprehensive two- to four-year curriculum for students interested in shipbuilding careers. More than 1,500 apprentice alumnae fill approximately 50 different types of jobs at Ingalls, from pipe welders to senior executives. Over 60 members of our faculty and staff deliver instructions for our programs and over 120 course offerings that enable apprentices to gain not only the skills, knowledge and pride of workmanship, but also the educational foundation and personal qualities needed to fully meet the challenges of a shipbuilding career.

Focus on Values:

  • Citizenship
  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Craftsmanship

Leadership

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Denise Jones
Director, Talent Management

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Garry Mercer
Apprentice School Manager

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Nina Martin
Manager, Admissions

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Clint Davis
Electrical
Apprentice Class of 1994

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Doug Hudson
Pipe
Apprentice Class of 1998

Carlos McGilvery

Carlos McGilvery
Shipfitting and Welding
Apprentice Class of 2001

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Lewis McLeod
Joiner, Sheetmetal, Paint
Apprentice Class of 1999

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Jesse Tomek
Carpentry, Machinist, Rigger
Apprentice Class of 1977

Labor Partners

In addition to the educational partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the Ingalls Apprentice School is jointly sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 733 the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council.

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