Media Advisory -- Newport News Shipbuilding's Apprentice School to Formalize Partnership With Old Dominion University


ADVISORY, April 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


What: Signing of memorandum of understanding between The Apprentice School and Old Dominion University (ODU) to offer new bachelor's degree program in mechanical and electrical engineering
When: 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23
Where: 3101 Washington Ave. in downtown Newport News
  **Parking will be available on Washington Avenue in front of The Apprentice School
RSVP: Christie Miller, Huntington Ingalls Industries, (757) 380-3581

The Apprentice School is the only registered apprenticeship program in the country to offer a bachelor's degree as part of its academic instruction program, thanks to a partnership with ODU. Danny Hunley, Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president of operations, and Everett Jordan, director of education for The Apprentice School, will be joined by John R. Broderick, president of ODU; Oktay Baysal, dean of ODU's Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology; and Renee Olander, associate vice president for regional higher education centers, to sign a memorandum of understanding formalizing the program.

About Huntington Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing more than 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. For more information, visit:

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