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vice president of fleet support programs, with responsibility for both submarine and aircraft carrier fleet support, including Gerald R. Ford-class fleet support work. Smith most recently served as program director for aircraft carrier fleet support. He began his shipbuilding career in 1984 as a sheet metal apprentice. Since then, he has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility, including piping supervisor for Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and engineering manager for Ford-class aircraft carriers. He also served as director of aircraft carrier engineering and director of the reactor plant

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates Apprentice Graduation

School will serve you well throughout your career, as you establish yourselves as the next generation of craftsmen," said Vice Adm. William Hilarides, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, who served as the keynote speaker. "Whether you're graduating today as an electrician, a welder, a sheet metal cutter or one of the many other trades, you are providing a much-needed skill, not just to Ingalls, but to the Navy and the nation. Marine electrician Brandon Hamilton, the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year, spoke at the ceremony. "I'm a fourth-generation Ingalls shipbuilder,"

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BAE Systems Seeks 710 Apprentices for 2015

BAE Systems in the U.K said it will take on 710 apprentices in 2015, the highest intake in the company’s history.   Next year's intake surpasses the record set in the previous year by 142 places and includes 45 places for apprentices who will eventually join companies in BAE Systems' supply chain or work in local engineering companies. The latter are funded under the government's Employer Ownership Program.   The new recruits - two-thirds of whom will be employed in engineering-related roles - will work across 14 of BAE Systems’ aerospace, security and defense sites around

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Senator Kaine Tours NNS Apprentice School

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) apprises that it has hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., for a tour of The Apprentice School at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. The visit provided Kaine an opportunity to meet with shipyard and Apprentice School leaders and discuss the importance of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as an alternative to traditional four-year colleges. Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and Newport News Shipbuilding Vice President of Operations Danny Hunley accompanied the senator during the tour, which showcased the facility's eight computer

First Apprentice Completes NAVFAC Southwest Program

Erick Abbott became the first Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest apprentice to complete the NAVFAC Southwest Apprenticeship program and receive a certificate of completion Sept. 3 during an all hands meeting at Public Works Department (PWD) Monterey. "Erik Abbott has been a stellar performer as an apprentice and will become a fine journeyman for NAVFAC Southwest," said Jerry Thomas, NAVFAC Southwest Human Resources specialist and Apprentice program administrator. Abbott completed the program as an air conditioning equipment mechanic apprentice Aug. 23 in accordance

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Voith Welcomes 42 New Apprentices

Forty-two young people will begin their apprenticeships today at Voith in Heidenheim. Seven of them are students enrolled in a dual studies program based on the “Ulm model”. Voith offers its apprentices a vocational education according to its own company model. Whether they choose a technical or a commercial track, the apprentices receive a practical education characterized by complex projects and interdisciplinary qualifications.   “Today these young people are embarking on their careers. Voith will accompany them on this journey; Voith’s apprenticeship concept and

Apprentices Jason Marshall (left) and Matthew Stanley (center) greet Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton in the lobby of The Apprentice School before her tour led by the school’s director, Everett Jordan (right). Photo by Chris Oxley/HII

Holton Tours Newport News’ Apprentice School

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton Wednesday for a tour of The Apprentice School at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. Danny Hunley, Newport News' vice president of operations, and Everett Jordan, The Apprentice School's education director, led the tour of the 90,000-square-foot facility, which includes eight computer labs, two video teleconferencing classrooms, a physics lab and a 600-seat gymnasium. Holton was also joined by Virginia Deputy Secretary of Education Dietra Trent, Virginia Director of STEM Megan Healy and two summer

Steve Jones, ODE, with two 3sun Group apprentices as they prepare to go offshore (Photo: 3sun Group)

3sun Launches Skills Development Initiative

3sun Group, a specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry, has established a new training program as part of the Group’s continued commitment to developing future industry talent. The program, which has been created in collaboration with the international engineering and operation contractor, Offshore Design Engineering Limited (ODE), aims to enhance the skillset of apprentices aspiring to enter the energy industry. Throughout April and May, six third year apprentices will get the opportunity to spend time offshore as part of their NVQ course, Electrical

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Proserv on a Roll to Attract New Talent

Proserv, is set to add to its more than 2,200-strong global workforce after taking part in events aimed at attracting new talent into the energy industry. Proserv, which has seen its talent pool soar through organic growth and a succession of strategic acquisitions, is to take on new apprentices and ex-military personnel after participating in a Mobilizing the Military initiative organized by subsea industry body, Subsea UK, last Friday. The event at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre was established to address the energy industry’s skills shortage by encouraging former members

Lifeline Offered to Ferguson Shipyard Apprentices

Apprentices at the last remaining shipyard on the River Clyde which has gone bust were thrown a lifeline. The five were among 70 workers who were told on Friday that Ferguson Shipbuilders they were being made redundant. The yard in Port Glasgow, which dates back to 1902, is the last commercial shipbuilder operating on the Clyde. Representatives from Greenock-based Garvel Clyde, which is owned by Dales Group, met the youngsters Monday and offered them jobs at its dry dock/ship repair facility. Michael Milne, general manager and director of Aberdeen-based Dales Marine Services, said Fergusons

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Next Class of Apprentices Begin at Hapag-Lloyd

On August 1, 66 young men and women started their apprenticeship at Hapag-Lloyd.   “Highly qualified and motivated employees are a decisive factor in a dynamic and extremely competitive sector like container shipping,” said Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen as the new training period began.   Many of Hapag-Lloyd’s successful captains and managers first started their careers at the company. “We offer young talents excellent prospects and exciting challenges in a growing and strongly positioned company,” Habben Jansen continued.   In the marine division

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Hapag-Lloyd Training for Apprentices

Sixty-four young men and women started their careers at Hapag-Lloyd today. Chief Executive Office Rolf Habben Jansen warmly welcomed the new apprentices this morning during an event held at Hapag-Lloyd’s headquarters in Hamburg. In the land division, 21 young men and 17 young women began their training programs to become shipping agents, forwarding and logistics clerks, office management clerks and warehousing specialists. In addition, some of the on-shore apprentices are also starting dual-track courses of study in Logistics Management, Business Administration, Maritime Management, Information

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Hapag-Lloyd Begins Training Programs

 Sixty-four young men and women started their careers at Hapag-Lloyd on yesterday (August 01). Chief Executive Office Rolf Habben Jansen warmly welcomed the new apprentices this morning during an event held at Hapag-Lloyd’s headquarters in Hamburg.   In the land division, 21 young men and 17 young women began their training programs to become shipping agents, forwarding and logistics clerks, office management clerks and warehousing specialists.    In addition, some of the on-shore apprentices are also starting dual-track courses of study in Logistics Management, Business

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

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a ceremony on Saturday 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

Mott MacDonald Signs Up to The 5% Club

Global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has signed up to The 5% Club, an industry-led campaign focused on creating career opportunities for apprentices and graduates in the United Kingdom. Members of the club commit to ensuring that at least 5% of their UK workforces are on a formalized apprentice, sponsored student and/or graduate program. With the growth in infrastructure investment, the UK Government’s National Infrastructure Plan for Skills has identified the need for more than 250,000 construction and over 150,000 engineering construction workers by 2020

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Hapag-Lloyd Welcomes New Apprentice Class

Fifty-five new apprentices were ceremoniously welcomed at container shipper Hapag-Lloyd’s headquarters in Hamburg Monday as the young men and women prepare to begin their careers in the maritime field.   “Hapag-Lloyd is Germany’s largest training provider in the shipping industry,” said Hapag-Lloyd Chief Executive Officer, Rolf Habben Jansen. “Each of the 55 new apprentices represents a valuable investment in the future of our company.”   A total of 229 apprentices are presently employed by Hapag-Lloyd, of whom 122 are based on shore while the other

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

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) held a graduation ceremony Saturday for graduates of Ingalls Shipbuilding's Apprentice School. The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of 45 students representing various crafts at Ingalls.   "Knowing that you've helped build these ships as they sail away and join the fleet should make you and your family proud—every day," said Capt. Joe Tuite, commanding officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast, the ceremony's featured speaker. "Every bolt, every hose and every pipe will have been carefully placed by you and the Ingalls team.

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