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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Sondia J. Christian, Ed.D.
Director, Talent Management

Bobby Lamb
Apprentice School Manager

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Nina Martin
Manager, Admissions

Doug Hudson
Manager, Workforce Development
Apprentice Class of 1988

 

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Clint Davis
Electrical
Apprentice Class of 1994

Ralph Cruthirds
Pipe
Apprentice Class of 1988

Carlos McGilvery

Carlos McGilvery
Shipfitting and Welding
Apprentice Class of 2001

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Lewis McLeod
Insulator, Joiner, Sheetmetal, Paint
Apprentice Class of 1999

Tommy Robison
Carpentry, Machinist, Rigger
Apprentice Class of 1983

 

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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