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.

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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

Global Trade & Logistics Class

The Port offers an award-winning 12-week Global Trade & Logistics class for Oxnard Union High School District students and partners with local universities to develop maritime education programs. Selected students will attend this after school program weekly for a twelve week period.

For more inforamtion, please contact Cam Spencer:
cspencer@portofh.org
805-488-3677 x2205

SAMPLE CURRICULUM

  • 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 plantation 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.
  • Week 9
    Careers and employment readiness
  • Week 10
    Infrastructure development and the environment, building a sustainable port
  • Week 11
    Customs & Border Protection, immigration, agricultural inspections, customs & security, cargo inspections, import specialists.
  • Week 12
    Course conclusion.

Port Tours

The Port of Hueneme is open to the public for tours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. School tours are particularly encouraged. A group of approximately 13 people is recommended; however, with school tours, a larger number of individuals can be accommodated.

To arrange a tour of the Port, please contact Cam Spencer:
cspencer@portofh.org
805-488-3677 x2205