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Partnership with SMART


AACC and the Transportation, Logistics, and Cargo Security Program have partnered with the Southeast Maritime and Transportation (SMART) Center, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Center home based in Norfolk, Va.  


The center serves as a regional educational and economic model for preparing a sustainable, globally-prepared maritime and transportation workforce for the 21st century.  Working closely with industry and education partners the SMART Center is focused on:
•  facilitating synergistic partnerships between industry partners, educators, and community college workforce development departments
•  consolidating education criteria for specific maritime occupations
•  developing SMART career pathways and education programs
•  facilitating the portability of credentials among employers
•  promoting awareness of maritime, transportation, and logistics careers to students, parents, educators, administrators, and guidance counselors

Apply for a Unique 6-Day Summer Institute in the Maritime and Transportation Industry

The annual SMART Maritime Transportation Institutes for educators and industry professionals is a unique 6-day immersion into the world of maritime and transportation for middle school and high school STEM or CTE educators, guidance counselors, career coaches, college faculty and industry leaders. Participants enjoy hands-on learning, the opportunity to network with others, and the ability to contribute to the NSF ATE program through creation of classroom "take-aways" for dissemination nationwide. 

Click here to apply for a spot at one of our three Institutes - June 22 - 27 in Houston, Texas; July 13 - 18 in Norfolk, Virginia; or July 27 - August 1 in Baltimore, Maryland - and become a SMART-certified leader in STEM education for the National Science Foundation!

Class sizes are limited to 18 at each of our 3 locations so apply online today. The deadline for submission is May 19.

Questions? Contact Kipp Snow, Instructional Specialist at or 410-777-2923


More information for the Summer Institute

The following link will provide more information about the SMART Maritime Transportation Institute. 

SMTI Information - Baltimore July 27- August 1

For more information about SMART...

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