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Building the Next Generation of Maritime Workers

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on February 18, 2022 at 11:08 AM


“In recent years, we have seen record growth at Port Houston and throughout the Houston Ship Channel complex. The maritime workforce remains essential to the ongoing success and stability of our region. Port Houston is committed to supporting the development of a robust maritime workforce, and our Maritime Education Program exists for this purpose,” states Roger Guenther, Executive Director of Port Houston.

More than half of the region’s maritime workers are age 50 or older and quickly approaching retirement. There is a growing need for talent in all areas of maritime and industry-related occupations, including transportation, logistics and supply chain management, environmental, security, emergency management and various positions with ocean-going carriers.

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Topics: maritime, education, workforce, careers

Dreams Do Come True: First Women Graduates of RTG Certification Program

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on January 12, 2022 at 2:54 PM

The global supply chain is in a time of evolution. With ships getting larger and cargo increasing, the constant focus on growth is undeniable. More equipment and upgrades to infrastructure will be necessary, but so is a properly trained workforce. Who will be the next generation of maritime workers supplying that manpower to sustain the supply chain? Whether truckers, equipment operators, logistics specialists, longshoremen or crane technicians, these are all key roles that keep operations running efficiently; and the industry needs more of them. A lot more.

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Topics: leadership, workforce, Seafarers, operations, careers, ILA, WGMA

Celebrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Maritime Workforce

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on December 1, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Maersk’s rainbow container made its way around the world to Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal. This colorful container has served as a symbol of equity, inclusion and diversity where all employees, partners, and customers feel welcomed and can be themselves without judgment or fear.

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Topics: maritime, leadership, workforce, careers, people

Port Houston Commits to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on June 10, 2021 at 5:45 PM

Written by: Carolyn Ashley, Director of Employee Development & Engagement at Port Houston, and Caitlin Perry, Internal Communications Specialist at Port Houston.

As an international port in the most diverse city in the U.S., Port Houston has a duty to promote diversity, equity and inclusion as an employer, community partner and regional leader. Port Houston recently formalized its commitment by officially adopting a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Position Statement:

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Topics: workforce, tribute, careers, people

From Port Houston Intern to Sam Houston Boat Mechanic: Jennifer Williams-Alcia Spotlight

Posted by Port Houston on June 3, 2020 at 7:39 AM

Caption: Jennifer Williams-Alcia

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Topics: maritime, Houston, community, Sam Houston, careers, people

Port Apprenticeship Program Revived to Meet Employment Demand

Posted by Port Houston on June 26, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Caption: Port Houston 2019 Apprentices

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, jobs, apprenticeship, careers

Port Houston’s Maritime Education Program Prepares Students for Maritime Careers

Posted by Port Houston on June 5, 2019 at 10:59 AM

Port Houston’s maritime education program has gained momentum in recent years, providing professional opportunities for students in local school districts.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, education, Texas, careers

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