After a two-year pandemic hiatus, EXP’s EXPedition returned to our campus for the week-long program Career EXPedition: Cal Maritime. EXP began taking students from Wilmington to California State University, Maritime Academy in 2005 with the goal to expose 11th graders from Phineas Banning High School’s Global Safety & Security (GSS) Academy to career pathways in maritime and enrich the academy’s public safety-focused curriculum. Supported by industry volunteers and EXP staff, students spent a week staying in a college dormitory and completing courses and training to earn industry-recognized Personal Survival and Basic Marine Firefighting certificates. 

Read more about the EXP Signature Program Returning to Cal Maritime

Thanks to the sponsorship of Port of Los Angeles, this year’s EXPedition was expanded to all EXP-supported schools, resulting in a class of 23 juniors and seniors from four harbor-area high schools: Phineas Banning, San Pedro, Carson Senior, and Rancho Dominguez Preparatory. EXP Program Alumni are working in great maritime careers, both shoreside and at sea. 

See you next summer, future Keelhaulers!

Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus offers undergraduate degrees that prepare students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.