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Newport News Shipbuilding and the City Train Future Workforce

Newport News Shipbuilding

As part of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative, the City of Newport News partnered with Newport News Shipbuilding to recruit, train and prepare residents of the Marshall-Ridley neighborhood and Southeast Community for marine trades careers. These training programs and wraparound services create a hiring pipeline, with graduates securing full-time employment with Newport News Shipbuilding, starting at $19 per hour.

The Maritime Trades Training Program is a partnership between Newport News Shipbuilding, Virginia Ship Repair Association, other local training facilities and several local community colleges. The course-to-hire marine trainee program includes two- or three-week training courses that provide the skills needed to begin full-time, high-wage trades careers with Newport News Shipbuilding upon graduation. Wraparound services available include tuition costs, steeltoed boots, childcare, transportation and financial counseling.