Maritime Center of Excellence
The Port of Long Beach and Long Beach City College are partnering on a new program to provide opportunities to local students seeking the employment skills they need to join the goods movement workforce.
The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College will target a variety of programs for occupations in the global logistics and supply chain industries that require more education than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year college degree.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved $60,000 in funding for the program’s first year as a pilot project.
The training at the Maritime Center of Excellence will focus on in-demand occupations which may include jobs like: warehouse and distribution supervisor, transportation supervisor, logistics and supply chain specialist, order processor, shipping and receiving clerk, and scheduler and operations coordinator.
Classes in the program are slated to begin in spring 2019. For information on Long Beach City College, visit www.lbcc.edu.