Hear From Our Top Students
Joel Waltman, Rigger
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year, Class of 2018
Joshua Seymour, Pipe Welder
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year, Class of 2017
“This is a great program that prepared me for a career in the shipyard. The emphasis is on safety and first-time quality. I work safely because I want to go home to my wife and kids at the end of the day. First-time quality is important to me because my name is on the work I do.”
Jonathan Brewer, Pipe Welder
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year, Class of 2016
“What You Do Today Matters means that the job you perform should last a lifetime. The quality you put down today might affect somebody’s life or a crew’s life somewhere in the future. We’re building ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard to protect our country. That matters.”
Jason Carter, Welder
Outstanding Apprentice of the Year, Class of 2015
Let the Numbers Speak for Themselves
Advancement in the apprenticeship wage schedule is based on the length of participation in the apprentice program. All overtime hours go towards the apprentice’s hours worked. The top-out pay at apprentice completion is $26.05 an hour. Apprentices attend class 1 day per week for 4.5 hours.
To learn more about the opportunities you can pursue at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice School, contact us.