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) and Vista Real students
  • California Lutheran University
  • Oxnard College

Global Trade & Logistics Class

The Port offers an award-winning 12-week Global Trade & Logistics class for Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) and Vista Real students.


Global Trade and Logistics Class - Fall 2021

Currently accepting students for Fall 2021, starting September 14. Interested students should speak with their career counselor before September 10, 2021, for more information. 12 Tuesdays after school starting September 14, 4:00-5:15pm (please note new time)

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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 Drew Rodriguez:


  • WEEK 1 – 9/14/2021
    Welcome to the Port of Hueneme
    Intro to 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 the Port’s Drew Rodriguez and Miguel Rodriguez

  • WEEK 2 – 9/21/2021
    The Fresh Produce Industry
    Keeping produce fresh as it travels from Latin American sources to our kitchen table.
    Presented by Del Monte

  • WEEK 3 – 9/28/2021
    Infrastructure Development and the Environment
    Building a green, sustainable port.
    Presented by the Port

  • WEEK 4 – 10/5/2021
    From Farm to Table
    How a local company used international trade to become the largest global supplier of the world’s finest avocados.
    Presented by Mission Produce

  • WEEK 5 – 10/12/2021
    Risk Management Process & Risk Control Methods
    Presented by Port Hueneme Mayor Steven Gama

  • WEEK 6 – 10/19/2021
    Shipping 101
    Moving cargo from one port to another and beyond.
    Presented by Ports America

  • WEEK 7 – 10/26/2021
    Nourishing Our Farms
    How liquid fertilizer and other liquid bulk arrives at Port and goes to our farmers to keep crops growing.
    Presented by Yara North America

  • WEEK 8 – 11/2/2021
    Innovation and Technology
    How collaboration across the maritime industry can lead to advancements in cutting-edge technology.
    Presented by Fathomwerx

  • WEEK 9 – 11/9/2021
    Youth Empowerment & Personal Development
    How to make the most of opportunities and find purpose and value in your work to set you up for success!
    Presented by Port & former GTL interns

  • WEEK 10 – 11/16/2021
    Career and Employment Readiness
    Planning for the future with the right tools in mind.
    Presented by Goodwill

  • WEEK 11 – 11/30/2021
    Final Overview
    Preparing for the class final and answering questions regarding the semester so far.

  • WEEK 12 – 12/7/2021
    Class Final

Internships at the Port

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