by Jodi Summersglobal-logistics

Here’s a reason to consider Long Beach, the Port of Long Beach Academy is offering a Global Logistics curriculum at Cabrillo High School. This visionary curriculum opens a new pathway to careers in international trade for young students in the city. What an easy way for the port to fill a need.

The four-year academy is conducted in partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District. global-logistics-academy-logoCalled “linked learning,” the school brings together college prep academics, demanding technical education and work-based training opportunities that prepare students for success in college and giving them skills for the future.

Students will get a chance to learn how the port operates, understand its impact locally and around the world, and hear from guest speakers with first-hand knowledge of the global logistics industry.

In addition to workshops, career planning and portfolio development, students will take core courses in the areas of information technology, global logistics, accounting and international finance, and virtual enterprise.cabrillo-high-school-small


For students who want to pursue a career in global logistics, both Long Beach City College and Cal State Long Beach also have programs, so Cabrillo graduates may continue their education locally.

“To see what the Port of Long Beach is doing now in terms of offering a pathway to future work, it’s just overwhelming,” said John Meyer, president of the LBUSD Board of Education.

port-of-long-beachThe Port of Long Beach is an world example of superb port stewardship. The POLB continues to maintain a AA rating — its highest for U.S. ports. Fitch Ratings, one of the top three U.S. credit analysis agencies, — was warranted due to the Port’s strong market position, resilient, long-term revenues from Port tenants, and the Port’s robust ability to service its debt.

The Port of Long Beach is continually praised as the one of the best green seaports in the world.

“Our goal with the Academy is to inspire students to explore careers in the international trade and goods movement industry right in their backyard,” explains Board of Harbor Commissioners Vice President Lou Anne Bynum. “We’d like to thank the school district for teaming up to develop the Port leaders of the future.”a-20-foot-container-will-be-part-of-the-campus-copy

“The Port’s partnership with Cabrillo High School brings real-world lessons to our students,” stated LBUSD Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser. “By working with major employers like the Port, we’re preparing more students for success in college and in high-paying, high-demand jobs. Thank you to the Port for supporting this important effort.”

The Academy of Global Logistics at Cabrillo High School, located in the vicinity of the harbor, is the Port’s newest effort to support education in Long Beach. In 2016,

global-logistics-academyThe Port awarded around $60,000 in scholarships to 40 students from Long Beach-area high schools, Cal State Long Beach and Long Beach City College. Since 1993, the Port of Long Beach has awarded scholarships totaling $667,150 to 391 students pursuing careers in international trade and the goods movement industry. About 450 students will be part of the academy.

“Students in this neighborhood have grown up with the Port of Long Beach literally in their backyard, and now they have an opportunity to not only see it up close, but to learn the many opportunities it provides for them and their families,” said Duane Kenagy, interim CEO of the Port of Long Beach.

As you probably know, the Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $180 billion in trade annually, supporting hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs.