The Ingalls Apprentice School programs are recognized as the backbone of a well-trained workforce. Therefore, every effort is made to provide each apprentice with opportunities to learn all the phases of a selected craft. This is done by job-rotation, a system that allows the apprentice to perform in the various job assignments within the particular craft.
Training at the Ingalls Apprentice School is designed to provide an opportunity for men and women to master one of the crafts of shipbuilding. The regular indentured apprentice programs consist of well-balanced curriculum of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. Following successful completion of the program, the apprentice is promoted to the status of journeyman.