San Jacinto College to sponsor the 2014 Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo

08.29.2014 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

San Jacinto College will sponsor the 2014 Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Port of Houston Authority's Bayport Cruise Terminal.

This annual event for high school students will feature presentations by mariners on the topics of towboats, harbor tugs, and barges. Students will learn about maritime salvage and watch the use of equipment. They will learn how to tie knots, throw heaving line, and about firefighting. U.S. Coast Guard helicopters and small boats will give demonstrations.

Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas General Land Office, Port of Houston Authority, Texas Southern University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, San Jacinto College, and Houston Community College Southeast will talk to participants about maritime training and career opportunities. Event sponsors include the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Harris County Precinct 2, San Jacinto College, Houston Pilots, and the Port of Houston Authority.

The 2014 Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Educators interested in having their school participate may call 713-670-2837. Industry representatives interested in sponsorship may call 281-476-8230. For information about the San Jacinto College maritime program, visit www.sanjac.edu/maritime.

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, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 credit students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career and workforce preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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