Media Advisory -- Media Invited to Attend Apprentice School Graduation


NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What: Huntington Ingalls Industries will host commencement exercises for The Apprentice School's graduating class of 2014, including the school's 10,000th graduate. Retired Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., Virginia's secretary of veterans and defense affairs, will provide the keynote address.
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
  Media asked to arrive no later than 1:30 p.m.
Where: Liberty Baptist Church
  Worship Center
  1021 Big Bethel Road
  Hampton, VA 23666
RSVP:  Christie Miller, Huntington Ingalls Industries, (757) 380-3581
  Please RSVP by 4 p.m. Friday.


The Apprentice School accepts about 225 apprentices per year. The school offers four- to eight-year, tuition-free apprenticeships in 19 trades and eight optional advanced programs. Apprentices work a 40-hour week and are paid for all work, including time spent in academic classes. Through partnerships with Thomas Nelson Community College, Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University, The Apprentice School's academic program provides the opportunity to earn associate degrees in business administration, engineering and engineering technology and bachelor's degrees in mechanical or electrical engineering.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America's largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the commercial and non-commercial energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII's Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs approximately 38,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:              

Contact information

Christie Miller
Manager of Media Relations
Newport News Shipbuilding Communications
(757) 380-3581
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