Welcome to Colonna's Shipyard Career Development Programs;
We provide the opportunity, you take the first step!
Since 1875, Colonna’s Shipyard has built a reputation of excellence in ship repair, fabrication and machining. As one of the oldest shipyards in America, we understand the value of recruiting the best employees in the maritime industry. Our diversified workforce represents a combination of skill, experience and education across a wide range of careers, from entry level to experienced professionals. Most importantly, Colonna’s Shipyard is committed to providing a safe and productive work environment for every employee.
Colonna’s Shipyard is focused on developing our workforce and training the future leadership of our company. Our career development programs are designed to provide our employees with the skills necessary to learn, grow and enjoy a fulfilling career in the ship repair industry.
Apprenticeship Program: in partnership with Tidewater Community College, Colonna’s Apprenticeship Program is a registered four-year program that combines on-the-job training with internally created instructional content.
Management Training Program: a twelve-month training program that gives selectees exposure to multiple aspects of how our company operates on the waterfront through hands-on experience with actual contracts and projects.
Internship Program: a 10-12 week internship that rotates the selectees through different production departments of the company for exposure on how our company operates.
Helper to Mechanic Program: a 5 year, 10,000-hour training program which is designed to develop helpers into top-notch mechanics.
No matter the skill, experience, or education of an applicant, we offer multiple career development opportunities.
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A Professional Development Program designed for Post-Graduate Professionals to discover a variety of career options with Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc., Colonna Down River and Steel America.
Selected candidates will learn a broad understanding of Colonna’s Shipyard and Down River’s primary business of ship repair, as well as, Steel America’s heavy industrial fabrication and repair. In order to accomplish this, each selected candidate will receive extensive training in all aspects of our business, by spending time in various departments and working on actual projects. Our program develops your skills and identifies your strengths, which will establish the right path for you to excel within the company upon completion.
As a Management Trainee, you will need technology skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and enjoy interacting with lots of different personalities. The trainees who successfully graduate from our program are self-motivated, have a strong work ethic and like new challenges.
Colonna's Shipyard is currently hiring for our Internship Program.
The objective of the Internship program is to introduce students to a broad understanding of Colonna’s Shipyard and its primary business of ship repair and Steel America’s heavy industrial fabrication. In order to accomplish this, each selected trainee will get the opportunity to spend time with the various divisions, departments and shops working on actual projects to gain an understanding of how our company operates.