Assemblymember Mike Gipson, D-Carson, will present a $110 million check to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach this week for the development of a workforce training center that has been in the works for more than a year.
The money was earmarked for the project in this year’s state budget.
According to Gipson’s office, the training center will be the first campus in the nation dedicated to the goods movement workforce. The campus will provide training for longshore, trucking, warehousing and logistics occupations.
“This state-of-the-art training facility will serve current and future workers,” according to a statement from Gipson’s office. “As the ports continue to transition to zero-emissions cargo handling equipment, workers will need to know how to operate and maintain new technologies.”
The facility will replace a temporary training center that broke ground last year. At the time, plans for a permanent site were underway, and a 20-acre site had been identified for permanent construction.
The campus is part of a long-term strategy by the ports to increase the number of career path opportunities in the goods-movement sector.
Gipson will present the check during a Friday ceremony at the Port ofLos Angeles. Mayor Karen Bass and county Supervisor Janice Hahn are among those expected to attend.