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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

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

2019 Youth Maritime and Logistics Expo Puts Spotlight on Maritime Careers

Posted by Port Houston on May 14, 2019 at 7:41 AM

Port Houston invests in maritime education to help build and support the future workforce. More than 450 students and approximately 30 exhibitors attended the 2019 Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo held at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center April 26.

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Topics: maritime, ports, education, Texas, career, outreach

Port Houston, UHD, HCC and HISD Take Action to Support Maritime Education

Posted by Port Houston on February 19, 2019 at 5:11 PM

 

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

Port Houston Senior Director of Small Business and Education Outreach Receives TSU Maritime Award

Posted by Port Houston on December 3, 2018 at 1:31 PM

Port Houston Senior Director of Small Business and Education Outreach, Gilda Ramirez, received the Texas Southern University 2018 Paul Cuffee Maritime Leadership Award at the college’s advisory board meeting Nov. 15.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, education, business

Port Houston Welcomes Village School Pumps and Pipes STEAM Academy Students

Posted by Port Houston on June 18, 2018 at 3:03 PM

Middle school students with The Village School- Pumps and Pipes STEAM Academy took a tour of Port Houston recently.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, education, community

Port Houston Hosts National Maritime Workforce Conference

Posted by Port Houston on June 12, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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Topics: ports, Houston, education, workforce, Texas

Local Maritime Education Students Honored By Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on May 31, 2018 at 8:47 AM

This spring, more than 155 students graduated through the port’s highly acclaimed maritime education program and Port Houston hosted several graduation dinners to recognize them.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, education, community

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