Two afternoons a week, in a classroom overlooking Sea-Tac Airport’s Central Terminal, airport workers take time out of their busy days to learn about our region’s role in the international trade, transportation, and logistics (ITTL) industry. The 3 credit college class, International Trade, Transportation, Logistics, Air Cargo and Documentation, is offered through Airport University, a program of Port Jobs, in conjunction with Highline Community College.
Student, Connie A. (front row, red vest), works as an airport Mobility Assistant helping disabled passengers get to and from their planes. Many Mobility Assistants have college degrees that are not recognized in the United States. Connie, for example, earned her B.S. in Business Administration in the Philippines. Connie sees the class as a stepping stone to finishing her U.S. degree and becoming an accountant. In addition to school and her job, Connie also volunteers in the airport as a customer service agent.
The ITTL course is one of several offered by Airport University with the goal of enhancing career pathways for airport employees. This unique program transforms the airport workplace into a college providing industry-specific, credit-bearing courses with locations and times that fit student and employer needs.Spring quarter classes offered by Airport University include are listed below. For more information, contact Airport University at 206‐787‐6152.
Airport University Spring Quarter 2014 Classes
Keyboarding – Build typing skills; increase speed and accuracy (1‐2 credits)
10‐Key Mastery – Learn to use a 10‐key number pad; increase speed and accuracy (2 credits)
Microsoft Excel and Access – Learn the basic features of Excel spreadsheets and Access databases (1‐2 credits)
- March 31 – June 9 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Transportation and Logistics II: – Learn how companies move products from factories and fields to customers around the world. Practice applying principles of logistics and supply chain management through case studies and team exercises. (2 credits)
- April 1 – June 10 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 2:00 – 4:00 pm
College 100 – Do you want to go to college? Learn how to set goals, make a career/education plan, and be successful in college. Also learn about financial aid, and more. (1 credit)
- April 15, 17, May 6, 8 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm