partnered with the National Maritime Consortium of Community Colleges to put on Shared Quarters - National Maritime Workforce Conference
on June 5-6 outside Houston, Texas. Shared Quarters was hosted by San Jacinto College and Texas A&M University Galveston. AAPA’s Professional Development Board Chairmen Noel Hacegaba from the Port of Long Beach kicked off the Conference and highlighted AAPA’s efforts to promote workforce development through the Professional Port Manager® Program
and industry partnerships. Later in the conference, Erik Stromberg the Executive Director of Lamar University’s Center for Advances in Port Management
and former AAPA CEO, spoke about how Lamar’s master's program is helping to fill the gaps in port management education. AAPA will continue to build partnerships and collaborate with industry leaders to develop and promote the maritime workforce.