The Port of Long Beach awarded $100,000 in scholarships to area high school students last month at the port's sixth annual Celebrate Education event.
The event brings together educators, public officials and leaders to highlight the port's various educational outreach programs to help student pursue higher education after high school.
Also in attendance were 25 incoming high school summer interns and 22 teachers who were trained in engineering education earlier this year as part of the Port of Long Beach's externship program.
Port officials also announced that participation, grade-point averages and enrollment in advanced placement courses have improved among students at the Academy of Global Logistics at Cabrillo High School since the program was established three years ago in partnership with the Long Beach Unified School District.
“The Port of Long Beach is committed to investing in tomorrow’s future industry leaders through internships and scholarships that will help support the development of a skilled workforce in international trade and goods movement,” Mario Cordero, port executive director, said. “As the industry continues to grow, education outreach and workforce development programs have become a larger priority for the Port of Long Beach and the entire goods movement industry.”
Additionally, the Harbor Commission approved an increase in the annual scholarship fund to $125,000 for next year.
For more information, go to academy.polb.com/scholarships-internships/scholarship-info.