Colonna's Apprenticeship program is a 4 year program.

We Invest In YOU

Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc’s Apprentice Program provides employment while learning a skilled trade under the guidance of some of the most experienced craftspeople in the industry. With hands-on, one-on-one training you will get the help and guidance that is needed to become a leader in whichever field that you choose.

 

We will invest in your training and development, and provide you with the technical skills you'll need to be successful in your respective trade. Our family  will also provide you with the broader skills to help you succeed throughout your career. Here at Colonna's Shipyard you are not just a number-you have a name and are an important part of our family.

 

 

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HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE APPRENTICE PROGRAM?

 

Applicants must complete (in order) the following things:  All required documentation must be submitted together. Separate submissions will not be accepted and will be considered incomplete.

 

  1. Virginia Placement Test Scores from         Tidewater Community College (Must test into college level courses)
  2. Copy of High School diploma or GED
  3. Copy of College Transcripts
  4. Apprenticeship Employment Application

 

Placement test locations can be found on TCC website at www.tcc.edu. It is best to call to schedule an appointment to take these tests.

 

If you have any questions regarding your application, please email: apprentice@colonnaship.com

 

Earn While You Learn

Our Apprentice Program is a registered four year program that combines on the job training with college and trade classes. Use your GI bill to help pay for your classes while earning a full time wage. Apprentices are employed full-time by Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc and earn a competitive wage while advancing to the journeyman level.  Apprentices graduate with a Certificate in Maritime Technologies or an Associate of Applied Science degree from Tidewater Community College.

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

 

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or GED certification
  • Demonstrate a reasonable degree of mechanical, math, and verbal aptitude
  • Pass a company provided physical examination
  • Physically able to perform the essential duties of the trade requested or assigned
  • Complete Tidewater Community College’s placement test

 

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING TRADES IN 2017:

 

  • Welder
  • Fabrication Welder
  • Pipefitter
  • Shipfitter
  • Rigger/Crane Operator
  • Inside Machinist
  • Outside Machinist
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • QA Inspector
  • Dock Master

Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc. established a formal Apprentice Program in 1986. Since then, many apprentices have graduated and pursued careers in the shipyard in their respective trades or management positions. One of Colonna’s most valuable assets is its skilled workforce representing the full spectrum of marine trades including highly skilled welders, shipfitters, electricians, pipefitters, inside and outside machinists, riggers, painters, and dockmasters. Colonna’s employs more than 500 people and enjoys an exceptionally cooperative team relationship among its employees.

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