Maritime Education

Leading the way
in maritime education

For the past decade, Port Houston has led an alliance of stakeholders and governmental entities to address the need for a well-trained talent pool of future maritime leaders. As a major source of job growth for the region, Port Houston has a strategic stake in the development of a robust maritime workforce.

Our Commitment

Port Houston commits to this development through a variety of initiatives including Maritime Education, Career Exploration/Workforce Development, and the Port Houston Partners in Maritime Education Program (PHPME).

Port Houston has invested more than $5 million in the Maritime Education Program, enabling us to assist students in discovering their interests as well as match them with opportunities after graduation. Benefits of the Maritime Education Program include dual credit courses, industry-specific certifications, field trips, workshops, seminars, internships, and scholarship opportunities.

Learn more about Port Houston’s Education Outreach initiatives at 713-670-2806 or [email protected].

Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education Scholarship

The Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education (PHPME) foundation is designed to inform and educate Houston area high school and college students about career opportunities in the maritime industry. Students who are seeking an Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Marine, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Maritime Administration, Global Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, Distribution, or other related fields of study and have demonstrated leadership, academic excellence, and community stewardship may qualify for scholarship.

Any questions, please submit them to PHPME at [email protected].

High School Opportunities

Maritime high schools we work with:

Higher Education Opportunities

Colleges and Universities we work with:

Maritime Education Guide

Whether you decide to enter the workforce, get an apprenticeship, or attend college or university, there is a pathway for you. Download our Maritime Education Guide to learn more.

Download the Guide

Need to know more?

For more information about connecting with someone in the Maritime Education department, explore Port Houston’s directory to find the right contact.