All school districts in Jackson County will continue to partner with, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulf States Shipbuilding Consortium, and Ingalls Shipbuilding in the High School Maritime Academy.
The goal of the program is to establish and maintain a viable Shipbuilder Career Pathway in addition to the current CTE pathways available for high school students. Ingalls hopes to recruit students who have both: an interest in shipbuilding and a propensity for success. The program will expose students to the following: career opportunities in shipbuilding craft areas, higher level technical skills, and workplace readiness. During the initial year in 2016-2017, there were 14 job offers to the 24 students enrolled.
The curriculum that will be used was developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). It will include the following: NCCER Core plus Introduction to Maritime addendum, Marine Pipefitting (NCCER level one), Overview of Marine Electrical, Introduction to Machining, Introduction to Sheet Metal, Engineering, and Maritime Architecture (Advanced Students).
The program is open to seniors who have completed a two year Career and Education Program. The program is housed at the Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Building in Pascagoula and students attend first block each day.
For more information contact Victoria.Hunt@hii-ingalls.com
DR. JERRY MORGAN