The Welder Pre-Hire Training Program is a 12-16 week self-paced program designed to teach you the basic skills needed to become a welder. This means that we give you 12-16 weeks to learn the craft, but once you feel confident to take your skills assessment you can do so at any time prior to the 12-16 weeks.
Pre-hire training programs are unpaid but at no cost to you.
The classes are held at Ingalls, one of the local community colleges, or offered at one of the local high schools.
Class times vary by location.
- Monday – Thursday 7 am – 12 pm
- Monday – Thursday 12 am – 5 pm
- Monday – Thursday 5 pm – 9 pm
- Monday – Thursday 4 pm – 8 pm
If you are interested in this program, please follow these steps:
Once you have applied and completed the above, your name will be submitted for consideration. If eligible, someone will contact you within the next 3 days to let you know your next steps in the process.
If you have issues submitting the form, send an email to [email protected]. Include your first & last name, email address, phone number, which program you’d like to participate in, and if you’ve already applied to the link above.
Successful completion of the pre-hire training program does not guarantee employment with Ingalls Shipbuilding.