Ingalls Shipbuilding offers no-cost career training opportunities to members of the local community. Recent graduates of one of our training programs sat down and told us about their experience and how becoming a shipbuilder has helped them find purpose, transform their lives and build a new career at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Calvin Tisdale, Shipfitter
Working at the same place for years with no salary increases, Calvin Tisdale remembers a time when throwing a birthday party for his daughters wasn’t possible. He took a chance and enrolled in classes with Ingalls Shipbuilding to become a shipfitter and now things like birthday parties and new cars for his 3 daughters aren’t just dreams, they are his reality.
Ingalls Shipbuilding has partnered with local community colleges and high schools that are providing training in: Shipfitting, Sheetmetal, Pipe Welding, Structural Welding and Pipefitting.
Pre-hire training programs are unpaid but at no cost to you. Click one of the trades below to find out more information and apply for a pre-hire training program.
Classes available to Mississippi residents:
No openings at this time:
Pipe Welding | The Pipe Welding Pre-hire Training Program is a 12-16 week program designed to teach you the basic skills to become a pipe welder. This program requires a Pre-Requisite Requirement of completion of a Structural Welding course.
Sheetmetal | A 12-16 week program designed to teach you the basic skills to become a Sheetmetal Mechanic.
Electrical | The Electrical Pre-hire Training Program is an 8-12 week program designed to teach you the basic skills to become an electrical journeyman candidate.
Joiner| An 8-week program designed to teach the skills needed to become a joiner.
Not a resident of Mississippi?
We still have opportunities for you.