The Washington, D.C.-based University Professional and Continuing Education Association recently awarded its national UPCEA Engagement Award to the partnering organizations of a career-based academy at Cabrillo High School.
The Port of Long Beach Academy of Global Logistics at Cabrillo earned the honor along with Cal State Long Beach’s Center for International Trade and Transportation, and the university’s College of Continuing and Professional Education.
Presented at UPCEA’s annual conference in Seattle, the award recognized “an outstanding mutually-beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources between a UPCEA member institution and one or more external constituents” such as local communities, corporations or government organizations.
This year’s awardees exemplify “innovative and impactful education,” said Mary Angela Baker, chair of the awards committee.
The logistics academy at Cabrillo High develops business-educated students prepared for the challenges of global logistics, supply chain management and international trade through hands-on experiences and academic learning.
The academy, launched in 2016, introduces high school students to career opportunities in global trade and logistics and shows them how to prepare for those careers through a wide range of training and education programs including certificates, certifications, and degrees offered by Long Beach City College and Cal State Long Beach.
UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. Founded in 1915, UPCEA now serves more than 400 institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America.