Workforce

Welcoming Veterans to Port Ranks

Two ports are finding ways to assist military members with transition to civilian employment. By Meredith Martino While the economic downturn of the past several years has hit all job seekers hard, veterans and members of the military transitioning from soldier to civilian roles have been the focus of particular attention in the United States. As service members end tours ...

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PPM® Certification Readies Executives for the Top

AAPA’s Professional Port Manager program prepares to graduates its first class since implementing new guidelines four years ago. By Sarah Sain The American Association of Port Authorities PPM® (Professional Port Manager) program is ready to graduate its first class under new guidelines implemented in 2010. This new graduating class will be more ready than ever to serve and lead the ...

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Evolving TWIC Program Explained

By John Schwartz TWIC Program Manager Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) biometric credential is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiative to ensure only vetted workers gain unescorted access to secure areas of a port or vessel regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act. To obtain a TWIC, individuals provide biographic ...

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