The Center for International Trade Development (CITD) Director, Lorna Jones, and Skyline College Global Learning Programs and Services (GLPS) faculty, Alpha Lewis, and students in his Global Trade and Logistics course, visited the Port of Oakland on April 16, 2018. The group met with representatives of SSA Terminal and were given a full tour of the port by Susan Ransom the Client Relations Manager.

This direct exposure to operations at the Port of Oakland reinforced classroom learning and gave the students a thorough understanding of the processes involved in moving goods into and out of the Bay Area through the Port of Oakland. The students also had an opportunity to see stevedoring (waterfront manual laborer who are involved in loading and unloading ships, trucks, trains, etc.) in action, as well as various machinery and equipment, including refrigeration units, containers, and ships. The students asked many questions and were excited to learn about the numerous operations and roles involved in managing the port.

This trip reinforced the Skyline College goal of connecting students directly with industry and supporting students with twenty-first century workforce skills needed to secure employment in the Global Trade and Logistics industry.

For more information about the Global Trade and Logistics and Customs Brokerage Programs, please visit Summer classes start in June.

Contact Lorna Jones at Telephone: 650-738-7117.

Article by Lorna Jones | Photos by Alpha Lewis

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