Marine Electrician

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, along with Paul D. Camp Community College’s Division of Workforce Development, and several local Virginia community colleges in Hampton Roads, have partnered together to offer a three-week Marine Electrician Trainee Program.*

No experience necessary! The program is designed to prepare trainees to perform the basic marine electrician skills necessary to work safely in a shipyard industrial environment. Trainees will learn and practice basic electrical skills including: understanding electrical terminology/principles, workplace safety, electrical safety, hand and power tools, wire ways, cable preparation, and electrical and equipment hook-ups.

*Note – classes at this time will be held at Thomas Nelson Community College.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must complete job application
  • $250 tuition fee (paid to community college where training will take place)

How to participate:

  1. Apply for the program
  2. Selected candidates will then be scheduled to complete WorkKeys testing and an interview with Newport News Shipbuilding
  3. Those selected to participate must then pass a drug screen, physical and background check to be accepted into the program.
  4. Once accepted, complete the community college’s enrollment process and pay the $250 tuition fee
  5. Attend the three-week program, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  6. After completion of the program, start work with Newport News Shipbuilding as a full-time marine electrician. The $250 tuition fee will then be reimbursed by NNS under the shipyard’s tuition reimbursement program.

For additional information or questions, call the Workforce Office at 757.569.6050 or send an email to