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Newport News Shipbuilding, founded in 1886, is the nation’s largest shipbuilder, building the world’s most complex ships – nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines for the US Navy. Its success is due in no small part to the Apprentice School, which has educated and trained more than 10,000 craftsmen and women, middle managers, and company executives over the last 100 years.
Informal apprentice training began early on. The school’s first certificate was awarded to machinist Norwood L. Jones in 1894. Today, the Apprentice School continues to train and educate hundreds of employees, with many becoming 40-year Master Shipbuilders. An industry icon, the school annually attracts more applicants than it can accept, and thousands of loyal alumni share the “Builders” spirit. Hardcover, 176 Pages. Author: William A. Fox. All Book Sales Final.