Stephen F. Austin High School Port of Houston Maritime Academy Principal Jorge Arredondo Human Capital Development Symposium George R. Brown Convention Center February 10, 2012 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 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 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 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 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 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 Advanced/Post-Secondary Education • Partnering with Texas Southern University & Houston Community College • Maritime Transportation Management and Security • Addresses three priorities: • Logistics/Freight, • Security • Environment 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) Jobs at the Port of Houston Accountant Administrative Assistant Admiralty Attorney Auditor Accounts Receivable/Payable Assistant Accounts Receivable/Payable Assistant Economic Analyst Field Engineer Purchasing Agent Electrical Engineer Financial Analyst Electrician Fireboat Hoseman Quality Control Analyst First Mate Fireman Foreman Maintenance General Counsel Maritime Academy Manager Human Resources Marketing Manager Administrative Assistant INE Technician Architect Inspector Assistant Credit Manager Intermediate Clerk Master Data Coordinator Channel Development Manager Intern Master Scheduler Materials Manager Community Relations Inventory Coordinator Computer System Programmer ISO Document Control Coordinator Container Operations Manager IT Technician Cook Landscaper Corporate Communications Lineman Crane Operator Longshoreman Credit and Billing Manager Lab Tech Mechanic Pipeline Public Awareness Officer Pipeline Inspector Rail Car Operator Raw Material Purchaser Real Estate Specialist Receptionist Records Management Specialist Reproduction Operator Risk Management Officer Safety Manager Sample Coordinator Security Officer Pipeline Technician Senior Clerk Senior Payroll Specialist Shift Coordinator Mail Clerk Plant Manager Police Officer Production Chemist Credit and Collection Assistant Environmental Affairs Manager Production Engineer Ship Pilot CRT Operator Environmental Consultant Production Facilitator Site Accountant Customer Service Representative Event Planner Production Operator Data Analyst Facility Security Officer Customer Account Analyst Dredge Boat Operator Executive Director Production Trainer Project Manager Public Relations Ship Captain Shipping Coordinator 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 Logistics Careers • Logistics planning and analysis • Transportation management • Warehouse operations management • Inventory planning and control • Purchasing and materials management • International logistics management Maritime Industry • Regulatory Agencies • Port Operations • Inland Tug & Barge Operators • Deep Sea Liner Services • Warehousing & Logistics • Freight Forwarding Career Opportunities • Stevedore • Tankerman • Deckhand • Warehouseman • Customs Broker • Shipping Agent • Police, Security & Maintenance 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 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 Additional Careers • Diesel Mechanic • Hydraulic Mechanic • Coastal Management • Crane & Equipment Operators • Computer Programmers Austin’s Maritime Academy Austin’s Maritime Academy Thank you!