Shipbuilding school plans new $72M campus
posted May 4 2012 11:20AM
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Newport News Shipbuilding is partnering with the city and the state to build a new $72 million downtown campus for its Apprentice School.
The project is expected to be completed by late 2013. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday.
Four- and five-year apprentice programs are offered by the school.
Newport News Shipbuilding president Matt Mulherin says many of the school's graduates take jobs in the shipyard.