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Local 693 apprentices graduate from Ingalls Shipbuilding program

FIFTY APPRENTICES FROM Local 693 (Pascagoula, Mississippi) celebrated their graduation from the Ingalls Shipbuilding multi-craft apprenticeship program in ceremonies at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum August 26. At Ingalls, Boilermaker apprentices train four years to become journeyman ship fitters and two years to become journeyman welders.

Supporting the graduates are (pictured above): front row, second from left, Karyn King, Boilermakers Joint Apprenticeship Committee member at Ingalls; Rickey Johnson, Boilermakers Apprentice Coordinator at Ingalls; Zoilah Powell, mother of DeLauna Anderson, an apprentice who died in 2016 before completing the program; Zaiyah Powell, Anderson’s daughter; and Erica Stewart, International Rep and President of Local 693.

Graduates are: Demetrius Adams, Andreaus Anderson, Clarissa Andrews, Brandon Auld, Robert Bartlett, Thomas Blair, Bessie Carson, Cassi Cherry, James Cook, Jaleel Dantzler, Erik Davis, Ronald Dobson, Orlando Fonseca-Ortiz, Gil Gomez, Blake Gray, Chris Green, David Grider, Kevin Hall, Shumphurt Haralson, Beau Harris, Cody Hodge, Douglas Hodge, Anthony Inge, Timothy Joel, Braxton Jones, Claude King, LaTesha Lee, Justin Leonard, Kimberly McCann, Quinton McCloud, Jaborie McCullum, Audrey McKenzie, Anthony McMillon, Denver Mosher, Christopher Polk, Tevin Pope, Shedrick Quin, Salvatore Riccardi, Christopher Roberts, Keith Sims, Curtis Smith, Emanuel Summers, Jeffery Thomas, Reginal Triplett, Teresa Tubb, Prentella Walley, Alan Whitney, Philemon Williams, Wesley Winbus and Todd Young.

Locals  L-693
Reporter  V56N4
Published on the Web: November 7, 2017

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