Maritime Center of Excellence
The Port of Long Beach and Long Beach City College have partnered on an innovative new program that will 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 training at the Maritime Center of Excellence will focus on preparing individuals for in-demand occupations, such as:
- Logistics manager
- Transportation supervisor
- Logistics specialist
- Customer service representative
- Warehouse and distribution supervisor
These short-term and highly intensive training will be between 30 and 80 hours each and will prepare individuals with general work/business experience to enter the goods movement sector. These training will also help current workers move up into new positions. Training will take place in the evenings and on weekends to accommodate work schedules.
As part of the one-year pilot program, LBCC will convene an advisory group with industry partners in 2018 to identify in-demand middle-skills jobs. The goal is to develop non-academic training to meet the needs of local employers and prepare community members for careers in logistics and supply chain management.