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.

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Educational Partners

  • Global Trade & Logistics for Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) students
  • California Lutheran University
  • Oxnard College
  • 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 (OUHSD) students. Port staff, customers and partners teach about imports and exports, the global supply chain, safety and security, manufacturing and more. An opportunity for an internship at the Port is available to a select student at the end of every term. Read the Port’s Fall 2019 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:
alopez@portofh.org
805-488-3677

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

See our Port tours page for more information.