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Ingalls Apprentice Graduation 2018 (Photo: HII)

110 Graduate Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice School

curriculum, in partnership with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, for students interested in shipbuilding careers.“As you go to work next week as an apprentice graduate, I would like to give you a challenge: Choose to make a difference,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “Real leaders make the right decision when it’s hard and no one is looking. Anyone can make the right decision when it’s easy. As I look out across this room, I couldn’t be more encouraged on what our future holds. I couldn’t be more proud of each and every one

The Class of 2017 at Ingalls Shipbuilding's Apprentice School celebrates at their graduation ceremony (Photo: Andrew Young/HII)

Class of ’17 Graduates Ingalls Apprentice Program

for 123 graduates of its apprentice program. The class of 2017 graduates represent several classes of shipyard trades.   “You are each a vital member of the Ingalls Shipbuilding team that builds the most complex warships the world has ever known,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias told the graduates. “When you applied for this program, you were choosing to start down a path to becoming an Ingalls leader. As graduate apprentices, your bright future is full of tremendous opportunities both in shipbuilding and in life.”   Since 1952, Ingalls’ Apprentice

Ed Hagar (center) accepted the Mississippi Business Journal's Healthiest Workplace Award on behalf of Ingalls Shipbuilding. Hagar, Ingalls’ manager of compensation, benefits and HRIS, is pictured with Tami Jones, associate publisher of the Mississippi Business Journal, and Murray Harber, executive director of the Mississippi Business Group on Health. (Photo: Bill Glenn/HII)

Ingalls Shipbuilding Named Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplace

mega large business category. The awards recognize employers throughout the state who strive to provide exceptional employee health and wellness programs and promote safe working environments.   “A company can only be as strong as its people,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “That is why Ingalls Shipbuilding is dedicated to providing multiple health and wellness services to our employees. From a state-of-the-art health center in Gautier that provides timely, low-cost, high-quality health care to employees and their families, to an employee resource program

Kari Wilkinson (Photo: HII)

Ingalls Shipbuilding Promotes Wilkinson, Duthu

announced that Mike Duthu has been promoted to vice president, business development, effective immediately.   “Richard has made significant contributions to our past, current and future business objectives, and we owe him our gratitude and thanks,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. “He has excelled in everything he has done at Ingalls—from his leadership and experience to his professionalism and loyalty—and is truly a shipbuilder in every sense of the word.”   Wilkinson will be responsible for all program execution, financial performance

Forty-five students representing various crafts graduated from Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School on Saturday. (Photo by Andrew Young/HII)

Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates Apprentice Graduation

two- to four-year curriculum for students interested in shipbuilding careers.   "As you go to work next week as an apprentice graduate, I would like to challenge you to choose to make a difference and make sure what you do each day matters," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. "You have already chosen to start down the path to be an Ingalls leader, and your future is bright and full of tremendous opportunities. You are the future of Ingalls Shipbuilding. Ingalls is great, not just because of the facilities, but because of the people. The people make Ingalls special

Gov. Phil Bryant (third from left) participates in the ceremonial signing of the “Shipyard of the Future” bill at Ingalls Shipbuilding, along with (left to right) Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias and Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn. (Photo: Andrew Young/HII)

Ingalls’ Gets $20m for 'Shipyard of the Future' Project

said it will match the state's investment on a 2:1 scale.   "Mississippi's financial investment in our 'Shipyard of the Future' project will help maintain jobs and supplier opportunities in Pascagoula and across Mississippi for years to come," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. "These changes will not only improve the quality of life for our shipbuilders to make them more efficient, but they will enable us to support Navy affordability targets and make us more competitive in future bidding efforts."   Ingalls is the Mississippi’s largest private

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant tried his hand in a crane simulator during a tour of Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Maritime Training Academy. Also pictured is Larry Porter, a master trainer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which partners with Ingalls and the State of Mississippi in administering Ingalls’ apprenticeship program. Photo by Andrew Young/HII

Mississippi Governor Visits Ingalls Shipbuilding

craft labs for students to practice the various shipyard trades.   "We appreciate Governor Bryant taking the time to visit today to see firsthand how Mississippi investments and resources are being applied in developing our future workforce," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. "Our continued partnerships with the State of Mississippi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College are providing real career opportunities for local students to learn shipbuilding skills through our apprenticeship program. This program is the lifeblood of our shipyard."

Brian Cuccias (right), president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, presents a check for $89,786.90 to James Lowe Jr., president of Bishop State Community College. The money will be used to purchase 20 welding machines and wire feeder boxes for the school’s welding technology program. Photo by Lance Davis/HII

Ingalls Makes Large Donation to Bishop State

Students in the programs are guaranteed positions at Ingalls if they complete their training and meet all other conditions of employment. “Ingalls Shipbuilding is committed to the partnership with Bishop State College and its pre-employment program,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “This donation will help grow the number of skilled professionals in Alabama and support workforce development through technical education. Our partnership helps both students and the shipyard. Students have access to quality technical education, and the shipyard has new employees coming

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, left, and Mary S. Graham, president of Mississippi Gulf Coast College hold the check representing the donation Ingalls made to MGCCC to purchase welding machines. (Photo: HII)

Ingalls Donates to MGCCC’s Transitions Academy

for the purchase of welding machines to be used at the school's new Transitions Academy. The academy will be housed at MGCCC's West Harrison County Center in Long Beach, Miss. "Ingalls Shipbuilding and MGCCC have a longstanding partnership in workforce development and training," said Brian Cuccias, Ingalls Shipbuilding president. "This donation solidifies our commitment to continuing this partnership and the ultimate goal of growing the number of skilled professionals on the Gulf Coast." The academy will offer adults 18 years of age or older who do not possess a high school

Graduate apprentices 2014: Photo HII

Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates Apprentice Graduation

stay with me as I enter into this new phase of my career." "This ceremony is a celebration of your successful completion of this apprentice program and is an opportunity for us to show you how proud we are of you and what you have accomplished," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. "When you entered the program, we believed in your potential. Being here today proves we were right. As I look out across this room, I am encouraged by what our future holds. I am proud of each and every one of you. Continue the momentum you have started, because you are the future of Ingalls

Ingalls Shipbuilding Authenticates Keel of Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli (LHA 7)

Ingalls Authenticates Keel of Amphibious Assault Ship

in a new class of amphibious assault ships for the U.S. Navy. The ship will be 844 feet long and 106 feet wide and will displace 44,971 long tons.   "We have been building large-deck amphibious assault ships here at Ingalls for more than 48 years," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. "Our facility is uniquely structured and our shipbuilders are uniquely qualified to continue building these great ships. LHAs are the most complex conventionally powered Navy warships that are built, and we are excited about delivering Tripoli for our customer and our nation." The

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