A workforce program delivers more recruits to Philly Shipyard

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Ever since he got his first set of Legos, Muhammad Tumaini has loved construction. He took welding classes at Benjamin Franklin High School. And when he visited the Navy Yard complex with a mentor, seeing a ship in dry dock at Philly Shipyard gave him a sense of belonging. “I knew this is where I wanted to be,” Tumaini, 20, recalled thinking. “From there I made a promise.” After graduating in 2019, Tumaini enlisted in the Army National Guard, but two years later he found a way into the shipyard: through a workforce development program that’s expanding its partnerships with Phila…

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