Brother Rodney Patrick began a career at Austal USA through an eight week welding course that catapulted to a career in human resources. Rodney Patrick was utterly afraid of the expectations felt inside as he began in an area and workplace unknown to him. According to Brother Patrick, he had never set foot on a shipyard in his life until that day of entering into the training program. He accounted that he did not even know what a welding machine looked like. But like a true Kappa Man, he excelled and was noticed for his efforts and intellect. Hired in as a Class-B welder, Rodney has been promoted twice: once as a Recruiter to publicly promote the efforts of the program that he entered into for the job training opportunity, and next as a Human Resources Coordinator. With Austal USA, this brother is on the move.