Congratulations to the Ingalls Apprentice School Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022! Ingalls is proud to recognize three years of apprentice graduates during an onsite commencement ceremony!
All three classes walked across the stage as we celebrated their accomplishments. Each of these shipbuilders spent years learning their trade and attending classes in order to graduate as first class in their crafts. We congratulate each and every one of you on this monumental milestone in your career at Ingalls.
The event was livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube, which you can view below.
Watch the graduation of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 classes of the Ingalls Apprenticeship Program
Each apprentice class recognizes its top performers and standout instructors. These shipbuilders are recognized as the Instructor of the Year, Ship Award Recipients, Craft Apprentices of the Year and the Overall Outstanding Apprentices of the Year.
Three factors are used to determine Apprentices of the Year:
- Overall GPA at the Apprentice School.
- Monthly performance appraisals by the apprentice’s supervisor.
- Attendance at the Apprentice School and at work.
The tenets of the Ingalls Apprenticeship Program are Leadership, Scholarship, Craftsmanship and Citizenship and you, the honorees here this evening have demonstrated each of these tenets throughout your apprenticeship.
The Craftsmanship honoree has the highest overall on-the-job evaluation score combined with the best on-the-job attendance and disciplinary record.
The Leadership honoree has the best combined attendance both on the job and in the classroom.
The Scholarship honoree has the highest overall scholastic average combined with the best classroom attendance and disciplinary record.
The Instructor of the Year is recognized after a highly competitive nomination process.
2022 Overall Outstanding Apprentice of the Year
Robert Cowan, 2022 Pipefitter Apprentice of the Year, and the 2022 Outstanding Apprentice of the Year.
Employing more than 11,000 employees, HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division is the largest manufacturing employer in Mississippi and a major contributor to the economic growth of Alabama. For nearly 85 years, Ingalls has designed, built and maintained amphibious ships, destroyers, and cutters for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard. The largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants, Ingalls is simultaneously building four classes of ships and has pioneered the development and production of technologically advanced, highly capable ships for the surface Navy fleet for decades. Our shipbuilders are honored to build tomorrow’s fleet today.
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