Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Training center opens

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Ingalls Shipbuilding officially opened the 70,000 square-foot Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy today with a ribbon-cutting. The building, named for the former governor of Mississippi, will provide training for future Ingalls workers. The two-story building has 24 classrooms, three computer labs, a library, a bookstore, 26 offices and conference rooms, and craft labs for the shipyard's various trades. Ingalls' apprentice program involves comprehensive two- to four-year curriculum for students interested in shipbuilding careers. (Source: Ingalls via Globe Newswire, 11/06/13)