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agement skills in order to prevent them. This course meets the latest mandatory requirements for approved training in the Human Element, Leadership and Management at Management level as directed by the STCW2010 convention and based on the Merchant Navy Train- ing Board?s criteria. Ingalls Opens Maritime Training Academy Haley Reeves Barbour (center), the former governor of Mississippi, of-Þ cially opens the Maritime Training Academy, which bears his name. Also participating in the ribbon-cutting are (left to right) Mike Mangum, president, Jackson County Board of Supervisors; Mississippi State Sen. Brice Wiggins; Irwin F. Edenzon, president, Ingalls Shipbuilding; Mike Petters, president and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries; Dr. Mary Graham, president, Mississip- pi Gulf Coast Community College; and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo. Huntington Ingalls Industries? (HII) In- galls Shipbuilding division opened the company?s new, 70,000 sq. ft. Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy. The building, named for the former Mississippi governor, will serve as the training epicenter for Ingalls? ap- prentice program and will also help bol-ster the number of students.The building, a framed, two-story facil-ity, has the feel of a college campus. It features 24 classrooms, three computer labs, a library, a bookstore, 26 of Þ ces/conference rooms, as well as several craft labs for the shipyard?s various trades.Starting in January, there will be ap- proximately 400 students enrolled in Ingalls? apprentice program. Currently, more than 60 faculty and staff deliver 14 different trade programs and more than 120 course offerings that enable appren- tices to gain not only the skills, knowl-edge and pride of workmanship, but also the educational foundation and personal qualities needed to fully meet the chal-lenges of a shipbuilding career. Since 1952, Ingalls? Apprentice School has produced more than 4,000 graduates in support of the shipyard?s operational needs. Rexroth Offers Hydraulics Training Training for hydraulics and controls technologies used in marine, offshore and industrial applications is now avail-able through the newly opened Rexroth Technology and Service Center at 10305 Round Up Lane in Houston, Texas. Comprehensive, Þ ve-day classroom courses will be offered by quali Þ ed Bosch Rexroth experts on the Principles of Hydraulics (POH) covering ß uid ß ow dynamics, controls, pumps, valves, mo-tors schematics, maintenance and more. Customized training courses and on-site training are also 55Photo: Steve BlountMR #12 (50-57).indd 55MR #12 (50-57).indd 5512/6/2013 10:00:37 AM12/6/2013 10:00:37 AM

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