Community College Times: The changing and growing needs of the marine industry
By Ellie Ashford, Published March 30, 2012
When completed, the waterfront property will include a dock for lifeboats, fast rescue boats and visiting vessels that can be used for training. Students will also be able to observe container and cargo operations at the port.
The program’s growth is being prompted by the expansion of the Panama Canal in 2014 and an aging maritime workforce. A 2011 study of compensation reported that 60 percent of maritime workers are 50 or older and less than 1 percent are under 25.