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1 Stephen F. Austin High School Principal Jorge Arredondo Human Capital Development Symposium George R. Brown Convention Center February 10, 2012 Port of Houston Maritime Academy

2 Why have a Maritime Academy? The world’s oceans connect us They are essential to global commerce and our way of life 80% of the world’s people live near a coast 90% of our commerce moves by sea 70% of the planet is covered by water

3 Why start a high school program? The Port of Houston is located 3 miles away and… 1.5 million jobs generated annually in the U.S., 785,000 in Texas 7,700 ships,150,000 barges call yearly $285 billion of annual economic activity in the U.S., $118 billion in Texas $16.2 billion in tax revenue nationwide, $3.7 billion in state & local tax revenue

4 Who are the Maritime Academy Partners? Port of Houston Authority Houston Pilots Association Houston Harbor Tugboat Operators West Gulf Maritime Association Houston Independent School District Houston End Chamber of Commerce Houston Maritime Museum Houston Community College San Jacinto College District Texas A&M University at Galveston Texas Southern University Texas Waterway Association

5 Port of Houston Maritime Academy Objective Structured to provide knowledge about the Maritime, Transportation and Logistics Industries. Demonstrate the career opportunities available to high school students. Program Benefits Dual Course Opportunities Field Trips/Site Experiences Maritime Industry Guest speakers Internship Opportunities College Scholarship Opportunities

6 Maritime Academy Maritime Academy at Stephen F. Austin and Jack Yates High Schools Over 450 students are now enrolled Preparing the future workforce for: – Maritime – Offshore Energy – Inland Transportation – Logistics

7 Maritime Academy Interactive Activities School-Based Learning Laboratory Hands-on Exposure Mentor Program Equipment and Displays Field Trips Industry experts Technology/Computer Simulation Sea Scouts Other Instructional Resources

8 Advanced/Post-Secondary Education Partnering with Texas Southern University & Houston Community College Maritime Transportation Management and Security Addresses three priorities: Logistics/Freight, Security Environment

9 U.S. Agencies Involvement U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Maritime Administration (MARAD)

10 Jobs at the Port of Houston Accounts Receivable/Payable Economic Analyst Electrical Engineer Electrician First Mate Foreman General Counsel Human Resources INE Technician Inspector Intermediate Clerk Intern Inventory Coordinator ISO Document Control Coordinator IT Technician Lab Tech Landscaper Lineman Longshoreman Mail Clerk Environmental Affairs Manager Environmental Consultant Event Planner Executive Director Facility Security Officer Field Engineer Financial Analyst Fireboat Hoseman Fireman Maintenance Maritime Academy Manager Marketing Manager Master Data Coordinator Master Scheduler Materials Manager Mechanic Pipeline Public Awareness Officer Pipeline Inspector Pipeline Technician Plant Manager Police Officer Production Chemist Production Engineer Production Facilitator Production Operator Production Trainer Project Manager Public Relations Purchasing Agent Quality Control Analyst Rail Car Operator Raw Material Purchaser Real Estate Specialist Receptionist Records Management Specialist Reproduction Operator Risk Management Officer Safety Manager Sample Coordinator Security Officer Senior Clerk Senior Payroll Specialist Shift Coordinator Ship Captain Ship Pilot Shipping Coordinator Site Accountant Special Projects Manager Stevedore Strategic Planning Transportation Clerk Transportation Specialist Truck Driver Truck Loader Utility Worker Vessel Services Supervisor Warehouse Manager Warehouse Operator Welder Wharf Supervisor Accountant Administrative Assistant Admiralty Attorney Auditor Assistant Accounts Receivable/Payable Assistant Administrative Assistant Architect Assistant Credit Manager Channel Development Manager Community Relations Computer System Programmer Container Operations Manager Cook Corporate Communications Crane Operator Credit and Billing Manager Credit and Collection Assistant CRT Operator Customer Account Analyst Customer Service Representative Data Analyst Dredge Boat Operator

11 Logistics Careers Logistics planning and analysis Transportation management Warehouse operations management Inventory planning and control Purchasing and materials management International logistics management

12 Maritime Industry Regulatory Agencies Port Operations Inland Tug & Barge Operators Deep Sea Liner Services Warehousing & Logistics Freight Forwarding

13 Career Opportunities Stevedore Tankerman Deckhand Warehouseman Customs Broker Shipping Agent Police, Security & Maintenance

14 Advanced Career Opportunities U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Navy U.S. Customs U.S. Department of Agriculture Tugboat Captain Deep Sea Captain Vessel Boarding Agent

15 A Career at Sea? Would you like a career where: – you are paid while you learn – you get the chance to travel the world at someone else's expense – time off is measured in weeks and months - not just days – your days are challenging and rewarding – you can quickly gain responsibility and a salary to match – there is a lifetime of personal development opportunities

16 Additional Careers Diesel Mechanic Hydraulic Mechanic Coastal Management Crane & Equipment Operators Computer Programmers


18 Austin’s Maritime Academy


20 Thank you!

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