Newport News Shipbuilding offers internships for local teachers
Twenty-three teachers and counselors are participating in an internship through Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division.
The program aims to let teachers experience firsthand what craftsman like welders, electricians and pipefitters do to maintain and build U.S. Navy ships. Program leaders hope the teachers will incorporate this knowledge into lesson plans that will prepare students for shipbuilding careers.
Angela Picot, a chemistry teacher at Denbigh High School, participated in the internship.
"It was great to see exactly what the shipyard workers do," Picot said in news release. "I was impressed to see how these craftsmen work so hard and are proud of their final product. I plan on incorporating the lessons I learned from this experience into future lesson plans in my science classes."
The internship began July 9 and will end Friday, Aug. 10. Teachers have worked in teams with shipbuilding professionals to complete projects. At the end of the program, teachers will give presentations about their experiences to shipyard leaders and their colleagues at local schools.
"Our partnership with the local school systems is an essential tool in educating the community on the lasting career opportunities we have here," George Decker, director of talent acquisition at the Newport News Shipbuilding division, said in the news release. "At NNS, we build careers as well as great ships."
For more information about the program, visit nns.huntingtoningalls.com or email Christine Miller at email@example.com.