Presents check for $110 million
By City News Service
Assemblyman Mike Gipson (D-Carson) presented a $110 million check to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for development of a workforce training center.
According to Gipson’s office, the training center will be the first campus in the nation dedicated to the goods movement workforce. The campus will provide training for longshore, trucking, warehousing and logistics occupations.
“This state-of-the-art training facility will serve current and future workers,” according to a statement from Gipson’s office. “As the ports continue to transition to zero-emissions cargo handling equipment, workers will need to know how to operate and maintain new technologies.”
The campus is part of a long term strategy by the ports to increase the number of career path opportunities in the goods-movement sector.
Gipson presented the check at a March 24 ceremony at the Port of Los Angeles that also included Mayor Karen Bass and county Supervisor Janice Hahn.