Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.
HII President and CEO Mike Petters was presented with the 2017 Owen B. Butler Education Excellence Award by the Committee for Economic Development. The award recognizes an individual’s exceptional commitment to quality education, skills development and workforce development programs.
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ workforce development efforts and The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding were recently highlighted on PBS’ annual “American Graduate Day” program. Host Soledad O'Brien interviewed HII President and CEO Mike Petters, Elise Feldt, a modeling and simulation apprentice at Newport News, and Jason Kinney, a leadership and professional development manager at The Apprentice School.
In our latest podcast, we take a deep dive into what workforce development means personally to HII President and CEO Mike Petters and to HII as a company.
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