Community can sign up for Port-related jobs at Long Beach City College
The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at LBCC training starts in Feb.
The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College (LBCC) is now accepting registrations from community members who are interested in the global logistics and supply chain industries. LBCC’s Workforce Development will be offering these short-term fee-based educational classes.
Beginning in February at LBCC’s Pacific Coast Campus, the training series will target occupations in the global logistics and supply chain industries that require more education than a high school diploma, but less than a college degree. These industries are expected to have continued growth and demand for trained workers in Southern California with the average annual wage of $63,130, approximately 14 percent higher than all other industries in Southern California.
Training will prepare people for positions in:
- Supply Chain Customer Service
- Foundational Logistics
- Dispatching for Logistics
- Intermediary Logistics
- Supervisory Transportation Operations
- International Transportation & U.S. Customs
- Supervisory Goods Management
To accommodate work schedules, training will take place in the evenings and on Saturdays. Costs will vary between $495 and $795 per class, but scholarships will also be available.
“This workforce training will help educate our community and students to learn cutting-edge skills and relevant knowledge to meet the needs of local employers, and to prepare them for careers in high-demand occupations,” said Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees President Sunny Zia. “This training will align to jobs at the Port and other port related industries immediately after graduation which will result in a community that can study, work and live in Long Beach.”
“This groundbreaking partnership will truly change the lives of our community members,” said LBCC President Dr. Reagan Ferragamo Romali. “I’m delighted that this Center is finally open to provide training that will transition students from LBCC to an industry that needs skilled workers.”
“Education is the key to building the workforce for the Port of the Future,” said Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners President Tracy Egoscue. “Through our education outreach, the Harbor Commission is committed to finding opportunities for local students to learn the skills and get the training they can use to help the Port of Long Beach thrive and grow.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Long Beach City College on this exciting new program,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “We believe the Maritime Center of Excellence will generate new awareness of the careers available in the goods movement industry.”
In 2018, the Port became the first industry partner to join the Long Beach College Promise and agreed to support the Maritime Center of Excellence’s inaugural year.
For more information and to register for classes, please visit www.LBCC.edu/maritimecenter or call (562) 938-3248.
About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of more than 25,000 students each semester. The education program’s primary purpose is to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, entry into work or career development, and to support businesses in economic development. Long Beach City College serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and Avalon. Long Beach City College promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high-quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities.