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New LBCC short-term classes lead to jobs in port-related industries

New LBCC short-term classes lead to jobs in port-related industries

Long Beach City College’s Workforce Development is offering a series of short-term, fee-based classes that will help students prepare for jobs in the global logistics and supply chain industries, such as at the Port of Long Beach. Classes begin in February at the Pacific Coast Campus and are offered in the evenings and Saturdays to accommodate work schedules.

The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College (LBCC) is now accepting registrations for the new training series. Classes will target occupations in these industries that require more education than a high school diploma, but less than a college degree. These industries are expected to have continued growth and demand for trained workers in Southern California with the average annual wage of $63,130, approximately 14 percent higher than all other industries in Southern California.

Training will prepare people for positions in:
• Supply Chain Customer Service
• Foundational Logistics
• Dispatching for Logistics
• Intermediary Logistics
• Supervisory Transportation Operations
• International Transportation & U.S. Customs
• Supervisory Goods Management

Costs will vary between $495 and $795 per class, but scholarships will also be available.

“This workforce training will help educate our community and students to learn cutting-edge skills and relevant knowledge to meet the needs of local employers, and to prepare them for careers in high-demand occupations,” said Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees President Sunny Zia. “This training will align to jobs at the Port and other port related industries immediately after graduation which will result in a community that can study, work and live in Long Beach.”

In 2018, the Port became the first industry partner to join the Long Beach College Promise and agreed to support the Maritime Center of Excellence’s inaugural year.

For more information and to register for classes, please visit www.LBCC.edu/maritimecenter or call (562) 938-3248.