College of Continuing & Professional Education

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CITT Research Assistant Ahmed Mohammed recently received an exciting job offer as a Customer Operations Analyst at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE). Mohammed attributes his success to the knowledge and experience he has gained throughout his academics and time working with CITT.

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PHOTO: Participants in the Port of Long Beach Academy of Global Logistics (AGL) at Cabrillo High School.

Ninth graders in the Port of Long Beach (POLB) Academy of Global Logistics (AGL) program at Cabrillo High School began the year with an AGL harbor tour and complementary in-class presentation. As part of AGL’s experiential learning activities, the 90-minute tour provides students an overview of POLB operations, including the role of the port in international trade, types of cargo, port customers, port governance, interaction with regulatory bodies, and port trading partners.

Shelley Reed, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Guidance Center in Long Beach, spoke at the Port of Long Beach Academy of Global Logistics (AGL) at Cabrillo High School on October 24 and 26. Her guest lectures provided students with an inside look at an employer's perspective on the hiring and interviewing process of skilled candidates. Reed's presentation, 'Chart your Course to Career Success, How to get Hired,' provided practical information that future employees would want to know. She addressed the steps leading up to an interview, discussed networking techniques and resume writing, and stressed the importance of maintaining a LinkedIn profile and a professional image. Students were invited to think about their individual, unique skills and learned how to showcase those skills during an interview.

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The Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) recognize CSULB Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) student and CITT Research Assistant Miles Winston as the 2017 METRANS Student of the Year. The award will be presented to Winston at the 2018 CUTC Annual Awards Banquet on January 6, 2018, in Washington D.C. The DOT fully sponsors the student attending the CUTC banquet along with registration and accommodations to attend the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting during the following week.

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PHOTO (L-R): CITT Executive Director Tom O'Brien, AGL student Brandon Gonzalez, CITT Director of Trade and Transportation Programs Angeli Logan, AGL student Alvaro Padilla, AGL student Daisy Palomera, and CITT Director of Research Tyler Reeb.  

Leadership from the Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC)and Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) addressed the value of transportation career pathway research and programmatic development during the opening lunch session at the International Urban Freight Conference (I‐NUF) sponsored by the METRANS Transportation Center on October 18.But high school student Angelique Terrazas, from the Academy of Global Logistics (AGL) at Cabrillo High school, was the highlight of the session.

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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.