Investing in our Community’s Future

One of the Port’s most rewarding and impactful programs involves engagement with local youth and academia. The Port’s aim is to educate youth about global trade and introduce them to the exciting opportunities in the global supply chains. Many of the Port’s interns and youth are pursuing higher education and maritime-related career paths as a result of their participation in the Port’s educational programs – a true testament to the partnership the Port has built with local students, colleges and K-12 school districts.

Educational Partners

  • Global Trade & Logistics for Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) students
  • California Lutheran University
  • Oxnard College

Internships at the Port


Global Trade & Logistics Class

The Port offers an award-winning 11-week Global Trade & Logistics class for Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) and Vista Real students. Until further notice, the program will be conducted via Zoom.

Upcoming Class

Port of Hueneme Global Trade & Logistics Program -

The next class series will be in Spring 2021. Interested students should speak with their career counselor for more information.

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Port staff, customers and partners teach about imports and exports, the global supply chain, safety and security, manufacturing and more.

An opportunity for a virtual internship at the Port is available to a select student at the end of every term. Read the Port’s Fall 2019 Dock Talk issue on the “Future of the Port” to see more about Port interns and their subsequent education and career paths — many of whom have entered the maritime, operations and environment fields.

For more information, please contact Alejandra Lopez:


  • Week 1
    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.
  • Week 2
    The fresh produce industry, keeping fruit fresh from the plant to our kitchen table.
  • Week 3
    Logistics, contracting with logistics providers to move cargo.
  • Week 4
    Shipping 101 — moving cargo from one port to another and beyond.
  • Week 5
    The role of unions in moving west coast cargo.
  • Week 6
    Finance and accounting, how ports make and spend money .
  • Week 7
    Automobiles and other “ro-ro” cargo, from the manufacturer to the dealership.
  • Week 8
    • Port maintenance and operations — hands-on planning for long and short term maintenance.
    • Infrastructure development and the environment, building a sustainable port
  • Week 9
    Customs & Border Protection, immigration, agricultural inspections, customs & security, cargo inspections, import specialists.
  • Week 10
    Careers and employment readiness
  • Week 11
  • Course conclusion.

Port Tours

Note: Due to COVID-19, the Port is not allowing tour visitors to the Port at this time. Watch this space for more information as to when the Port will begin offering tours again. See our Port tours page for more information.

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