K-12 students invited to the Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo
03.30.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur
Event scheduled for April 28 at new San Jacinto College Maritime Campus
PASADENA, Texas – The Houston maritime industry wants to show all K-12 students that they, too, can have rewarding careers on the water during the Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo 2017 on Friday, April 28.
This event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be hosted at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus in La Porte, Texas. Companies will showcase interactive displays featuring equipment used in the industry, such as trucks, forklifts, cranes, response trailers, small boats and diving equipment.
This year’s sponsors include the Houston Pilots, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, San Jacinto College, Harris County Precinct 2 and Port Houston. Admission is free for attendees and exhibitors. Anyone interested in the maritime industry is invited, including school groups. Each group of 10-15 students must have a chaperone and register by calling 713-670-2806. To register as an exhibitor, call 281-409-6119 or 713-645-9620, extension 530.
The Maritime Technology and Training Center is located at 3700 Old State Hwy 146 in La Porte.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.