Coast Guard hosts students learning about maritime transportation careers

Hawaii-Pacific Coast Guard News
HONOLULU — Coast Guard Base Honolulu hosted 16 local high school students Tuesday as part of the first National Summer Transportation Institute Program highlighting career opportunities in maritime transportation.

Coast Guard members from several units discussed their roles and responsibilities and provided hands-on opportunities to experience working in a maritime career field.

Coast Guard professionals from the Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu, Coast Guard Cutter Rush and Coast Guard Station Honolulu gave tours and presentations while discussing their roles at the different units. Students learned about the Coast Guard’s role in ensuring the safety and security of Hawaii’s waterways and also about navigation, firefighting, and search and rescue. The students also toured the different Coast Guard units located at Sand Island.

The NSTI Program coordinated through the Hawaii Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Outreach College aims to expose students to a variety of possible career opportunities in the transportation industry.

 

Click here for photos from the event.

 

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