Free CNC Machinist and Welder Training Opportunities

Published August 17, 2021

Newport News Shipbuilding is accepting applications for free 16-week CNC machinist or welder training opportunities offered by Danville Community College in Danville, Virginia. Participants who successfully complete the 600-hour training programs will be eligible to start work with the Inside (CNC) Machinist (X43) and Welding (X18) departments at NNS, earning nearly $20 per hour and will receive a $2,500 sign-on bonus.

Classes start Nov. 1. Housing and utilities will be provided for free. All participants will be housed in Danville’s downtown River District. Participants will be responsible for their own meals and living expenses. This is an unpaid training opportunity, unpaid vacation (holiday and non-holiday) days are scheduled.

Applications will be accepted until Oct. 1. To learn more, search for Reqs 8187 and 8186 at Employees may also contact Judy Tyler in NNS Talent Acquisition at 534-0937 or via email for more information.

Danville is approximately three and one half hours away from Newport News. To learn more about Danville Community College or the city of Danville, visit or

To learn more about all of the NNS Marine Trades Trainee (MTT) programs, visit newport-news-shipbuilding-marine-trainee-programs.