East End Chamber

Port of Houston Maritime Academy

In 2009 the Port of Houston Authority, the Houston Pilots, HISD and Austin High School created the Maritime Academy to create student awareness of the maritime industry and the thousands of profitable careers that it offers. Field trips and summer programs provide real life experiences with vocational and professional opportunities and students have the option of pursuing licensed jobs upon graduation or continuing their education at community or maritime universities.

We are proud of the first graduating class of the Maritime Academy at Austin High School who walked across the stage in May 2013! 

The future benefit of these academies is incredible! One of the most important roles of a chamber of commerce is to motivate the community, including its young citizens, to love to learn, and to strive to participate in and contribute to society and we are on track toward that destination.

More information about this program HERE.

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