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Virginia Ship Repair Foundation

VSRF works to build the workforce capability and indusrty image of ship repair in Hampton Roads. Ship Repair contirbutes more than $5 billion to the regional economy, and employs in excess of 40,000 skilled workers. CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE JOBS

 VSRF is always interested in holding meetings at unique locations in order to build partnerships and reach out to the community. If you have a workforce or education focused program that would benefit from a partnership with our ship repair members, please call Michelle Tomaszewski, PhD at 757.233.7034 to schedule a Foundation Board meeting at your location.


2014 8th Annual Tradesmen of the Year Awards!

The 8th Annual Tradesmen of the Year Awards are now open for nominations! 

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Community Programs

VSRF volunteers activily participate in activities for students and the community. From the Elizabeth River Learning Barge to hosting tours for students and teachers, this is a growing part of our outreach.

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Ship Repair Pre-Hire Training

VSRA Workforce Development Ship Repair Pre-Hire Program is a new program developed with enormous support from leading member companies to help prepare workers that are interested in building a long-term career in ship repair.

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Shipyard Careers

VSRF conducts surveys and gathers information on ship repair careers to help prospective workers decide which part of the industry they would like to build a career in. This page is being loaded with links to resources.

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VSRF Board of Directors

Viki Rodriguez

Chairman & DirectorColonna's ShipyardDirector of Human Resources

David Spinazzolo

DirectorMetropolian LaboratoriesChief Executive Officer

Frank Jemmison

Immediate Past Chairman & DirectorW & O Supply, Inc

Chris Murray

DirectorAMSECProduction Manager, NAVSEA Cableway Program

Linda Hyatt

Treasurer & DirectorMarine Hydraulics InternationalDirector of Human Resources

Terry Stead

DirectorTecnico CorporationProduction Manager

Alan Walker

DirectorBAE Systems Norfolk Ship RepairLabor Relations Manager

Richard Merkle

DirectorGeneral Dynamics NASSCO-Earl

Colleen Becker

DirectorMarine Chemist ServiceCertified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional and General Manager

Gary Wyatt

DirectorMfb Marine, LLC

Chris Stuart

DirectorTop Guard SecurityVice President

Kathleen Hinton

DirectorGeneral Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk