The Apprentice School
The Apprentice School (also known as Newport News Apprentice School) is a four-year apprenticeship vocational school founded and operated by Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company in Newport News in the U.S. state of Virginia. The school trains students for careers in the shipbuilding industry. It is not a traditional college in that it does not grant degrees ï¿½ associate's degrees earned by students in the program are earned through Thomas Nelson Community College ï¿½ but it does compete athletically with other small colleges.
The school was established on July 1, 1919 by issue of Executive Order No. 24 atï¿½Newport News Shipbuildingï¿½& Dry Dock Company, signed byï¿½General managerï¿½Homer L. Ferguson.
1. Enhance the craft training, academic and leadership development of student-athletes. 2. Stimulate a lasting attitude of leadership, discipline, sportsmanship, teamwork, ethical conduct, social responsibility and integrity. 3. Promote student-athlete success in the Apprenticeship Program from start to finish and beyond in an environment that enables continuous learning, professional development, career preparation, the integration of personal and professional commitments, opportunities for advancement, and the attainment of maximum performance.