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Long Beach Port Awards Scholarships to Area Students Pursuing Careers in Trade

The Port of Long Beach awarded $53,500 in scholarships to 34 local college and high school students at its fourth annual "Celebrating Education" event earlier this month.

The celebration brings together students, educators, public officials and business leaders to highlight educational accomplishments in the international trade and goods movement industry.

Since 1993, the port has now awarded $720,650 in scholarships to 425 students pursuing careers in international trade and goods movement. This year’s scholarships went to students from local high schools, Long Beach City College and California State University, Long Beach.

"The port understands the importance of investing in the future leaders of the goods movement industry," said Board of Harbor Commissioners Vice President Lou Anne Bynum. "We believe that these future leaders can be found right here in Long Beach, and we have made education outreach a priority."

This year’s event was held at Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo High School, which is the site of the new Academy of Global Logistics, a linked learning pathway designed to prepare students for a career in international trade and logistics. The academy is a partnership between the Port of Long Beach and Long Beach Unified School District, and will complete its first year in June.

"I applaud the Port of Long Beach for providing students with financial support, career development programs and workplace training," said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. "Congratulations to the port for its many exciting education programs, especially its new partnership with Long Beach Unified here at Cabrillo."

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