College of Continuing & Professional Education

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Broadening industry knowledge is the cornerstone of CITT’s training programs.   Promoting a greater understanding of the needs of industry stakeholders strengthens relationships, forges partnerships, and breaks down barriers to communications.  Through cross-functional team projects and activities, CITT programs like the Marine Terminal Operations Professional (MTOP) and Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) Professional Designation Program help students learn to enhance their knowledge of the industry from different perspectives, and strengthen their ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment.  Three former MTOP students recently shared some of their experiences as they strive for continuous improvement through professional development.

GeorgeSalmeron_crop.jpgGeorge Salmeron, a student in the Global Logistics Specialist Professional Designation Program, is the first to receive a scholarship from the Los Angeles Transportation Club (LATC) endowment.  For over 93 years, LATC has played a leading role in the Southern California community, with membership and attendance at their events supporting charities and scholarship endowments.  George’s award was formally recognized during the LATC luncheon on April 11th at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, CA, where speakers were featured from Clean Energy Fuels and the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition.

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HTC club_600.jpgPHOTO (L-R): Kimberly Hassing-Allan, Director of Business Development and Marketing, Green Fleet Systems; and Fred Johring, President of Golden State Logistics, at HTC's 'Champions for Education' Industry Meet-N-Greet event on June 14, 2017


The nature of education is changing, and it continues to have a major impact on workforce development. As workforce needs continue to change, industry and education increasingly move closer together in order to meet the challenges and needs of every region in an interconnected global community.

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ContainerCast, hosted by Mat Kaplan, is a podcast exploring important issues in goods movement and international trade.

The latest episode, recorded in April 2017, is entitled 'METRANS: A Family of Centers.'

METRANS is the nearly twenty-year-old partnership between California State University, Long Beach and the University of Southern California.  This unique collaboration began as the first, federally-funded, University Transportation Center in Southern California.  Relying on the individual strengths of each campus, and working in conjunction with other institutions, METRANS has steadily grown into the hub for a remarkable collection of publically and privately-supported transportation research efforts.  CITT Executive Director Tom O’Brien describes the fascinating range of work underway, and how it benefits industry, society and students.

CITT20_600dpi.jpgContainerCast, hosted by Mat Kaplan, is a podcast exploring important issues in goods movement and international trade.

The latest episode, recorded in April 2017, is entitled 'I Want It Now! e-Commerce According to Ben Conwell.'


Our perception of goods movement over the last mile has radically changed, perhaps forever. CITT Executive Director Tom O’Brien reviews the challenging message delivered in a recent presentation by Ben Conwell, Senior Managing Director and Americas Practice Leader in e-Commerce and Electronic Fulfillment for Cushman and Wakefield, the commercial real estate company. Prior to his current position, Conwell helped create the standard-setting delivery network enjoyed by Amazon.

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PHOTO (L-R): Members of CITT Policy & Steering Committee Elizabeth Warren, Executive Director of FuturePorts; Don Snyder, Director of Trade Development, Port of Long Beach; and C.J. Nord, Trustee of The Institute for Supply Chain Management, Los Angeles; with Jane Conoley, CSULB President


CSULB President Jane Conoley, along with Associate Vice President of International Education and Global Engagement Jeet Joshee, hosted a special reception to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) on April 12, 2017. The reception was hosted at the beautiful Miller House, which is not only home to President Conoley, but is also known to be the university “living room.”

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