Welcome to Colonna's Shipyard Career Development Programs;

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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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Posted Date 4 months ago(2/24/2022 4:06 PM)
Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Pipe Shop on the 2nd shift (3:30pm - 2:30am). We are pleased to accept resumes for Lead Mechanic. This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.