Nearly 300 new Ingalls Shipbuilding employees got a royal welcome into the workforce from Gov. Phil Bryant, Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin Edenzon and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College President Mary Graham during an apprentice graduation ceremony Saturday at the Biloxi Civic Center.
The 295 graduates trained at Ingalls’ Pascagoula, Gulfport and Avondale facilities as well as at area community colleges.
“You’ve overcome challenges, met your commitments, and persevered,” Edenzon said. “This is an impressive achievement you should be proud of, and I’m very proud of you.”