Newport News Shipbuilding – The Newport News Shipbuilding welcomes seven Youth Workforce Center welding students. Anthony Everett, Jordan Phippen, Brandon Singleton, Shaun Anderson, Roderic Boykins, Ashley Robinson and Michael White interviewed and were hired as X18 Structural Welders. As new hires they will complete 14 months of classroom training in addition to their 144 hours of classroom and lab work at NHREC YWC and will transition to the exciting world of ship yard welding.