All Cal Maritime cadets are required to complete "watchstanding". The Deck and Engine programs conduct a “watch”, required by the US Coast Guard, and is directly related to the skills used in industry. "Inventory Watch" creates an environment where International Business and Logistics cadets have an opportunity to also gain skills directly related to industry.
Using custom software, cadets will perform inventory management within a campus department. Inventory management includes working with vendors, receiving, put-away, and cycle-counts. Cadets will apply time management, organizational and communication skills as well as analyze discrepancies and solve problems. These practical, hands-on skills help our cadets stand above the competition, which is extremely beneficial when applying for their Co-Ops.