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Junior Port Ambassador Program

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(Junior Ambassadors touring Port Canaveral)

The Canaveral Port Authority Junior Ambassador Program enables students from public high schools and private high schools within Brevard County to explore career opportunities at the Port. The program also seeks to provide workforce development to Port partners and community outreach.
 
During the school year, students meet with Port leaders in such areas as cruise, cargo, military, environment, hospitality, commercial space flight and construction. The students’ final project will be a presentation that features what they’ve learned. Junior Ambassadors will share their presentations with the Commission and with students at their respective schools.


Contact:
Melanie Bradford, Board of Commissioners
Canaveral Port Authority
445 Challenger Road
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

mbradford@portcanaveral.com
 

Canaveral Port Authority Opens Applications for Junior Ambassador Program

Applications for the 2024-25 school year will be accepted through June 30, 2024     
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 2024 Junior Ambassadors with the Canaveral Port Authority Commissioners
(Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)
 
Port Canaveral, FL – April 25, 2024 - The Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners once again invites Brevard County high school students to apply to become young ambassadors for Port Canaveral. Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 school year and the deadline for submittals is June 30, 2024.
 
The Port’s Junior Port Ambassador Program offers local students an opportunity to get to know and understand how a seaport works and the various career opportunities in the maritime industry. To be eligible for consideration for the program, the student applicant must be a junior in the 2024-2025 school year and attending a public school, private school, or homeschooling program in Brevard County.
 
All Canaveral Port Authority Commissioners will participate in this year's program, which is scheduled to commence later this summer, soon after the start of the school year.
 
Chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Micah Loyd emphasized the importance of workforce development for the Port's future. "This program introduces local students to the diverse range of jobs and career paths within the maritime industry," Loyd stated. "All Commissioners are looking forward to working closely with the upcoming group of Junior Ambassadors this fall."
 
The Junior Ambassador Program introduces students to Port Canaveral partners representing the cruise, cargo, recreation, hospitality, military, and environmental sectors of the Port to help them better understand the education requirements and workforce skills needed for the diversity of jobs and careers in the maritime industry. Launched in 2019, the 2024-2025 program marks the fifth year for the Port’s Junior Ambassador Program.
 
To apply for the 2024-2025 Junior Ambassador Program, click here to complete the application and required waiver forms.
 
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About Port Canaveral
Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation, and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers in space. Port Canaveral hosts nearly 7 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 7.1 million tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water Seaports combined. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com.
 
Contact:
Melanie Bradford, Special Assistant/Liaison, Board of Commissioners
Canaveral Port Authority
445 Challenger Road
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
mbradford@portcanaveral.com