Long Beach Port Awards Scholarships
The U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade Port of Long Beach announced $100,000 in scholarships for 77 local college and high school students as part of a dramatically expanded and acclaimed education outreach effort.
The students receiving the scholarships were recognized at the Port’s sixth-annual “Celebrating Education” event, along with the Port’s 25 incoming high school summer interns, and the 22 local teachers who were trained in engineering education earlier this year as part of the Port's externship program.
The event brings together students, educators, public officials and business leaders to highlight the Port’s education outreach programs and accomplishments in the goods movement industry. This year’s event was held at the Long Beach Marriott as part of World Trade Month.
The Port also announced that participation, grade-point averages and enrollment in Advanced Placement courses have steadily improved among students registered in the Academy of Global Logistics at Cabrillo High School since the program was established by the Port three years ago with the Long Beach Unified School District.
The four-year, career-based AGL program combines academic curriculum with training for students interested in global trade, logistics and supply chain management.
Recently, the Washington D.C.-based University Professional and Continuing Education Association awarded its annual Engagement Award to the partnering organizations for AGL. The award recognized “an outstanding mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources” between the AGL and the California State University, Long Beach, Center for International Trade and Transportation, along with the university’s College of Continuing and Professional Education.
“The Harbor Commission has a longstanding belief in leveraging the Port’s position as the second-busiest container seaport in the United States for positive changes in our industry and our community,” said Tracy Egoscue, President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.
“The Academy of Global Logistics at Cabrillo High School successfully combines academics and industry-relevant training with the goal of educating our city’s students to become leaders in global trade and goods movement,” Tracy added.