By Mark Edward Nero
The Center for International Trade and Transportation, based in Long Beach, Calif. has scheduled its 2017 Town Hall event for March 30 at the Gerald Daniel Recital Hall on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.
A highlight on this year's agenda is expected to be the recognition of the first Dominick Miretti Award recipient. The award was established in honor of the ILWU Port Liaison and founding member of the CITT Policy and Steering Committee who passed away in 2016.
It will recognize individuals who have made exemplary efforts in bridging gaps between industry, education, and labor stakeholders.
Since it was founded in 1997, CITT has become an industry leader in Southern California supply chain and logistics workforce development, as well as Cal State Long Beach’s home for four research centers addressing challenges raised by the transportation industry.
Over the last 20 years, CITT has made an ongoing effort to develop its educational and training programs in partnership with industry and community stakeholders and also has led outreach within the trade and transportation community in the region through its annual Town Hall meetings, which are designed to provide a forum for stakeholders to present their perspectives on current issues and developments impacting the industry.
More information about the 2017 town hall and previous events can be found at http://www.ccpe.csulb.edu/citt/about.aspx?pid=16