At Newport News Shipbuilding, employees can become involved with Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). These employee-run networks connect employees who share common interests and want to become more engaged with their colleagues and the company. ERGs provide opportunities for personal and professional development, leadership, mentoring, volunteerism, cultural enrichment and community involvement. Membership is free and open to all Newport News Shipbuilding employees. Watch a video to learn more about the benefits of joining an ERG.
The African American Shipbuilders Association (AASA) serves as the community of practice for professional development, community outreach, and networking for shipbuilders who embrace African American culture.
Asian Shipbuilders Including All Nationalities (ASIAN) mission is to create alliances through education, increasing diversity awareness, and organizational growth on issues that impact Asian and Pacific Islanders.
Generational Integration Focus Team’s (GIFT) mission is to foster the understanding of beneficial multi-generational relations concepts in the workplace, and effective communication between individuals and organizations.
The Hispanic Outreach & Leadership Alliance (HOLA) is committed to fostering leadership through networking, recruitment, professional development, and community involvement in concert with NNS objectives.
Learning Expanding Achieving Results Networking’s (L.E.A.R.N.) purpose is to increase individual employee ownership and retention by broadening knowledge through exposure to a variety of division operations.
Shipbuilders of Huntington Ingalls Professional (SHIPs) Network aims to connect employees together by creating social and professional networking opportunities that are leadership, social, and/or networking oriented.
Shipbuilders Together Realizing Inclusion, Diversity and Equality (STRIDE) is operated for the advancement of the social welfare and equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees at NNS.
Veterans Employee Resource Group’s (VERG) enhances NNS’ image with employees, customers and community through our diverse military experience, traditions, and customs and to foster professional development.
The Women in Shipbuilding Enterprise (WiSE) is committed to fostering leadership, promoting positive performance and growth with a focus on professional development, coaching and community involvement.