NNS Worksite Opportunities
What is a Worksite Opportunity?
A Worksite Opportunity (WSO) is, in short, a school field trip to a business. It is a way to expose students, at varying educational stages, to the world of work as well as provide them the opportunity to explore potential career opportunities within the visited business. Additionally, these events will develop and connect career readiness skills and behaviors as they apply in a business setting. WSOs may include field trips participation, observing, or volunteering.
Current Worksite Opportunities at NNSB
The shipyard currently offers a tour of the VASCIC’s (Herbert H. Bateman Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and Carrier Integration Center) research and development labs, a shipyard windshield tour, and a presentation of Design and Dimensional Control program opportunities. This event will be best geared toward a group of 20-30 school participants engaged in Auto-CAD, Computer Design, Physics, Math Analysis, Calculus and other advanced math and science curricula.
School participants will be introduced to work environments that exist outside of the shipyard waterfront area. During the tour, shipyard representatives will relate real worksite practices to school curricula and extra-curricular activities. Guest participants will leave this worksite opportunity with career-readiness skills enrichment, a tangible link between science/math curricula and engineering/technical careers, and awareness of opportunities after graduation.
To schedule a Worksite Opportunity, contact the Career Pathway Facilitator at your school.
- Current Worksite Opportunity Events
- Request a Worksite Opportunity
- Access Requirements for NNSB
- Event Photos
- Follow-up survey