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1/20/15 - The make-up day for World Class Shipbuilder Curriculum classes (WCSC) missed on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 will be Friday, January 23, 2015.

1/14/15 - Apprentice School classes are cancelled today (Wednesday). The shipyard's liberal leave policy is in effect for first shift employees.  You may report to your job site, do not report to the school.  Please be careful And watch out for icy roads and stairs!

12/18/14 - Winter Term (WCSC) starts on Tuesday January 6th, M/W classes will meet on Wed Jan 7 and Fri Jan 9

Winter Semester (Pre-advanced and Advanced) starts on Monday January 12th

Check out the 2015 Academic Schedule on the Apprentice Information page

Happy Holidays!

  • Academic Mission Statement

    The Apprentice School academic faculty provides a technical foundation and develops analytical, leadership and critical thinking skills in the apprentices of Newport News Shipbuilding, resulting in shipbuilders who have the capacity for continuing education and leadership development, capable of leading Newport News Shipbuilding in the construction of the nation’s greatest ships.

    Academic Vision Statement

    The Apprentice School academic faculty strives to be innovative, forward thinking and recognized by Newport News Shipbuilding as an essential investment in the development of its future leaders and nationally as the premier institution of leadership development in shipbuilding.


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