Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Long Beach Provides Scholarships

By Karen Robes Meeks

About 39 Long Beach area high school and college students wanting to work in the international trade and goods movement industry recently received $54,750 in scholarships from the Port of Long Beach. They were awarded the money earlier this month at the fifth annual “Celebrating Education” event.

The port has been handing out scholarships since 1993; within that time period $775,400 in scholarships have been awarded to 464 students.

“The smartest thing we can do is develop a highly trained workforce for the fourth Industrial Revolution: innovation and technology. We are looking to young people to energize our city’s primary economic engine, and we are proud to be part of that,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero.