Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, along with Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development, and several local Virginia community colleges in Hampton Roads have partnered together to offer a three-week Marine Electrician Trainee Program.
No experience is necessary! The program is designed to prepare trainees to perform the basic marine electrician skills necessary to work safely in a shipyard industrial environment. Trainees will learn and practice basic electrical skills including: understanding electrical terminology/principles, workplace safety, electrical safety, hand and power tools, wire ways, cable preparation, and electrical and equipment hook-ups.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- U.S. Citizen
- Must complete job application
- Work Keys Testing in Locating Information and Reading Tests
- $250 tuition fee (paid to community college where training will take place)
How to Participate
- Apply for the program Note: Applications are currently not being accepted for this program, please check back often for updates.
- Selected candidates will then be scheduled to complete WorkKeys testing and an interview with Newport News Shipbuilding
- Those selected to participate must then pass Work Keys testing, a drug screen, physical and background check to be accepted into the program.
- Once accepted, complete the community college's enrollment process and pay the $250 tuition fee
- Attend the three-week program, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- After completion of the program, start work with Newport News Shipbuilding as a full-time marine electrician. The $250 tuition fee will then be reimbursed by NNS under the shipyard's tuition reimbursement program.
- Rappahannock Community College Workforce Development
- Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development
Career Profile Highlight: Electricians
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