Education

Future-Proofing Your Cybersecurity and IT Talent Development Strategy

By Katie Adams In the space of only a few months, COVID-19 has accelerated virtually every organization’s approach to critical areas of operations. As seaports and their multimodal transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) sector partners and tenants evaluate long-term investments required to ensure that personnel is safe to work they are also re-evaluating their approach to talent pipeline development. “COVID ...

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AAPA Forges Ahead to Expand and Improve Member Experience

By Chris Connor, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities As this edition of Seaports Magazine reaches your home or office, I will have reached my one year anniversary at the helm of AAPA. And what a year it has been! It would be natural to launch into a few paragraphs about the magnitude of the coronavirus, and how ...

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ACCELerate: Forging New Pathways, Accelerating the Workforce

It is a great time to engage with AAPA and take advantage of one of its newest programs, ACCELerate! As the steward of this brand-new initiative, AAPA is forging career pathways for American workers and building a future-proof workforce for a strong and secure transportation system. There are endless opportunities to get involved whether you are a port, industry solution ...

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Know Your RFP ABCs

Crafting the right project scope – whether seeking a bid or request for proposal – requires caution and an ability to learn from past mistakes.

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Behind the Scenes, Q2 2020

Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Retroactively Extended for Propane Forklifts NOAA Joins OceanX to Advance Ocean Exploration and Mapping Virtual AAPA Security Seminar in July YMI: New Study Details Importance of American Maritime Industry to National Security Read More…

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The Road to Success Is Paved with Professional Development

Taking the time to invest in career growth might seem to fall at the end of a very long to-do list. The payoff, however, can be deep and extend well beyond that next career move. Follow these up-and-coming leaders sharing these personal and insightful stories. * By Sandy Smith * Port leaders – whether departmental leaders or at the top ...

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Apprenticeship Programs: Tried, True and Effective

Apprenticeship Programs: Tried, True and Effective A centuries-old method of training skilled workers could help supply ports and their maritime partners with the modern workforce they need. * By Mary Lou Jay * Apprenticeships have long been a well-established and well-respected route to good jobs, but for a time they fell out of favor because of the perception that college ...

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