PHOTO RELEASE -- Huntington Ingalls Industries Expands Shipbuilder Academy Program

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday for its new Shipbuilder Academy site in Gulfport.

Shipbuilder Academy was established in 2016 at Ingalls Maritime Training Academy with a mission to provide enrolled students with a strong foundation in the maritime industry and fill the current industry skills gap. Through a partnership with the Gulfport School District, Ingalls is expanding the program to a new site inside the repurposed Gaston Point Elementary School.

Ingalls has been a cornerstone of the Gulf Coast for more than 80 years, and we want to provide paths for hiring local talent, said Brian Cuccias, president of Ingalls Shipbuilding. A well-trained workforce is so vital to our communitys success that Ingalls has created a proactive approach in helping create meaningful programs that result in job-ready, skilled graduates. These students become a pipeline for Ingalls and other companies along the Gulf Coast.

A photo accompanying this release is available in HIIs newsroom:

In addition to the partnership with Gulfport School District, the new Shipbuilder Academy site received a grant in the amount of $150,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant is meant to help Gulfport School District and Ingalls increase workforce development and career pathways by expanding Shipbuild....

read more from