Investing In Our Community’s Future

From elementary-school students to working professionals, the Port is actively leading visitor groups on in-depth tours of Port operations. In 2011, more than 450 individuals visited and toured the Port.

The Port has prepared and made available via their website a variety of educational materials including Port operational glossaries and creative vocabulary quizzes focusing on specific maritime related terms. The educational programs are particularly designed to expose students to goods movement careers and create a sense of appreciation within those students and their families.


Groups that Regularly Tour The Port

  • Elementary Schools
  • High Schools
  • Ventura Community College
  • California Lutheran University MBA Class

Educational Partners

  • Global Trade & Logistics OUHSD MOU
  • California Lutheran University
  • Exploring Opportunities with CSUCI

Internships At The Port

Contact Will Berg

Global Trade & Logistics Class

Selected students will attend this after school program on Tuesdays/Thursdays of each week for a twelve week period as detailed in the following chart.

Week 1 – Tues Feb 09

Welcome to the Port of Hueneme. America’s Ports and their place in Global Trade. Introduction to the various players that combine to successfully deliver our community’s everyday products. (Presented by K.Decas)

Week 2 – Tues Feb 16

The Fresh Produce Industry, keeping fruit fresh from the Latin American plantation to our kitchen table. (Presented by Del Monte)

Week 3 – Tues Feb 23

Logistics, contracting with logistics providers to move cargo. (Presented by Ryder Logistics)

Week 4 – Tues Mar 01

Shipping 101, Moving cargo from one port to another and beyond. (Presented by WWL)

Week 5 – Thurs Mar 03

The Role of Unions in moving west coast cargo (Presented by ILWU)

Week 6 – Tues Mar 08

Finance and accounting, how ports make and spend money (Presented by OHD)

Week 7 – Tues Mar 15

Automobiles and other ‘rolling’ stock. From the manufacturer to the dealership. (Presented by BMW)

Week 8 – Tues Mar 22

Port Maintenance Hands-on planning for long and short term maintenance (Presented by OHD)

Week 9 – Tues Apr 05

Careers and employment readiness (Presented by Mariana Cazares, Ox-PH Boys & Girls Club). Careers in Risk Assessment. (Presented by Steve Gama)

Week 10 – Thurs Apr 07

Infrastructure development and the environment, building the sustainable port (Presented by Rincon Consultants, Hannah Mize)

Week 11 – Tues Apr 12

Customs & Border Protection, immigration, Agricultural inspections, Customs & Security, Cargo inspections, import specialists Harmonized tariff and careers with the Department of Homeland Security (Presented by CBP)

Week 12 – Tues May 03

Course conclusion. Pizza and Final Exam.

2016 Spring Classes Brochure

Does Your School Want A Tour Of The Port?

Contact: Will Berg

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