My Name Is DAVID,
I Have been a marine electrician for the past, near decade, working under contract for Northrup Grumman building ships for the Navy. The name of the shipyard here in New Orleans is the "Avondale Shipyard." Northrup Grumman decided to withdraw from the shipbuilding industry here in New Orleans, and so the company "Huntington Ingalls" took over management. This resulted in the entire shipbuilding operation being moved out of New Orleans and into Pascagoula MS, and the eventual closing of the Avondale Shipyard" and my career there. I did not want to uproot everything here in New Orleans and move away, so I decided on "re-training" into a new career path. That's where NDT comes into play. I am currently enrolled in a program that teaches RT, PT, MT, UT, VT, Film Interpretation and PMI at the River Parishes Community College, located in Sorrento/Gonzales, LA with the hopes that this decision and course of action will result in gainful employment in the industry of NDT. I am half-way through completion of this program and have begun the national certification process for RAM and X-Ray.
If Anyone in New Orleans or the surrounding Regions has any "pointers" for me, or leads...Please send them my way..
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