New shipbuilding training center under construction
Published: June 10,2010
PASCAGOULA — Officials in south Mississippi broke ground yesterday for a Jackson County Maritime Trades Academy that will help train more people for shipbuilding jobs.
The facility was funded by a $20-million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mike Petters, president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, said in a news release that the academy is an investment in the economic future of the Gulf Coast.
Northrop Grumman’s shipyard in Pascagoula is the largest private employer in Mississippi. The company has long had a maritime training program with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
The new academy will allow the program to 1,000 apprentices at a time, up from the current 610.
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