Port of Long Beach Celebrates Education

Friday / May 22, 2015

polb-futureThey’re young, bright and very likely to be tomorrow’s port leaders. On Wednesday, the Port Of Long Beach hosted celebrating education, an occasion that brought together smart students, teachers, public officials and business executives to draw attention on educational activities in international trade and the goods movement industry.

Long Beach Mayor Dr. Robert Garcia said that he was grateful to the Port for their generous support of the students. He also said that the students were the leaders of the future, who would ensure that the remained the leading port in the U.S.

By their scholarship and internship programs the port is dedicated to provide opportunities, said Long Beach Harbor Commission Vice President Rich Dines. He also added that they were investing in the youth today to develop the international trade leaders of tomorrow.

The Port honored transportation pioneer Matson, Inc. for inspiring students to pursue careers in international trade. Twenty seven students were awarded scholarships amounting $58,500. Since 1993, the Port has awarded $607,650 in scholarships to 351 students pursuing careers in international trade and the goods movement industry.

SNM Events News Service
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