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PROGRAM

SPECIALIST SESSIONS

Building and Maintaining a Nuclear Shipbuilding Workforce

Date:
Tuesday 7 November
Time:
1215 – 1300
Registration:
This event is open to all Indo Pacific 2023 trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Register here.
Location:
The Aurecon Theatrette, Exhibition Hall 1, International Convention Centre Sydney

The investment and building of a skilled and motivated workforce, and the modernization and optimization of modern shipyards, will be critical elements of Australia’s plans for the construction of technologically advanced nuclear submarines. With more than 60 years as one of two designers and builders of nuclear-powered submarines and the sole designer, builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy, HII is a leader in the development and sustainment of a skilled shipyard workforce and the successful operations of a nuclear shipyard.

This panel -- which will include the President of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division - will explore the:

  • Challenges faced in the construction, management, sustainment and operation of complex nuclear shipbuilding processes.
  • Investments required to build and sustain shipbuilding workforce including apprenticeship programs that include white and blue collar classroom and hands-on training, continuation training, nuclear initial training and mandatory re-certification and academic partnerships with colleges and universities.
  • Culture and commitment required to ensure a nuclear submarine program that protects people and the environment.
  • Applying the shipbuilding workforce development model to submarine maintenance and life cycle support.  

Hosted by HII