New Citizens Bank Regional Maritime Training Center to Provide Training Opportunities for Philadelphia’s Maritime Industry Workers

PHILADELPHIA – Hundreds of current and future workers within Greater Philadelphia’s growing maritime industry will have access to specialized training programs under an initiative announced today by Citizens Bank, the Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, PhilaPort and Philadelphia Works.

Representatives from the four organizations gathered at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia to announce the creation of the Citizens Bank Regional Maritime Training Center – a first-of-its-kind workforce development initiative that will provide formal, enhanced training opportunities such as forklift certification and recertification, yard jockey training and OSHA safety training. The center is being funded through a $100,000 contribution from Citizens Bank and a mix of public and private funding sources.

Here is a summary of coverage from the announcement:


Philadelphia Inquirer

KYW Newsradio


American Journal of Transportation

South Philly Review