Huntington Ingalls Industriesâ€™ shipbuilding armÂ demonstrated its continued support to ensure skilled professions for high school undergraduates with a $53,640 donation to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
HII said Wednesday that the money will be used to purchase welding machines for the schoolâ€™s Transitions Academy at West Harrison County Center in Long Beach, Mississippi.
“Ingalls Shipbuilding and MGCCC have a longstanding partnership in workforce development and training,â€ said Brian Cuccias, Â HII corporate vice president and Ingalls Shipbuilding president.
â€œThis donation solidifies our commitment to continuing this partnership and the ultimate goal of growing the number of skilled professionals on the Gulf Coast,” he added.
MGCCCâ€™s welding technology program caters to individuals 18 years old and above looking to have highly paid, in-demand skill sets but who do not possess high school diplomas.
Enrolees get a chance to obtain a GED certificate as well as college course credits.