TIES consultants Toby Bothel and Dr. Sarah Koebley facilitated a Design Studio at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center in Suffolk, VA on November 14, 2018. The Design Studio focused on expanding existing partnerships in the development of career pathways into Digital Shipbuilding.
Forty people attended, representing the shipbuilding and ship repair industries, K-14 schools, economic development associations, and representatives from the state legislature. A set of design principles was created which will guide the development of a Digital Shipbuilding industry collaborative to promote career pathways.
This Design Studio was a part of a partnership TIES has with Huntington Ingalls Industries — Newport News Shipbuilding. Funded by a two-year GO Virginia grant. the project is a significant digital transformation of the shipbuilding industry.