LBCC now accepting students for classes that could lead to port jobsRelease Date: 2019-01-24
By: Valerie Osier
Community members can now register for classes at Long Beach City College could lead them to higher paying jobs at the Port of Long Beach.
The short-term classes will cover the global logistics and supply chain industries in which jobs generally require more education than a high school diploma, but less than a college degree. The classes are part of the Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at LBCC and start in February at the Pacific Coast Campus.
College and Port officials launched the Maritime Center last August in the hope of giving people the chance to enter into port careers after a few months of training.
“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 Sunny Zia, president of the LBCC Board of Trustees.
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