Fifty Baltimore City students recently got a hands-on opportunity to learn about career opportunities in aviation and transportation, including maritime transportation. “A maritime career is not for everyone, but for young people with the right stuff it can be a tremendously challenging and rewarding one,” said MITAGS-CCMIT (Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies/Conference Center at the Maritime Institute) Executive Director Glen Paine at the week-long BWI Airport Summer Youth Initiative. “This was a great opportunity to introduce these enthusiastic young people to the potential of a career in the maritime industry and to the many job opportunities available to them.” Students from five Baltimore City youth recreation centers participated in the program. They learned about careers in the aviation industry and studied the day-to-day operations at BWI Marshall Airport. They also visited MITAGS-CCMIT to learn how cargo flows in and out of the Port of Baltimore and how ships are handled by marine pilots and cargo terminal operators in the loading and unloading of containers.
- excerpted from The Maritime Executive; photo: Command Sergeant Major Forbes takes aboard MITAGS-PMI's Transas simulator with a group of local kids.