In addition to our monthly e-newsletter, quarterly print newsletter, and blog posts, the SMART Center's published works form a core output of our research efforts into the creation of a strong, middle-skill technician workforce for the 21st century maritime and transportation industry.

Our published works are listed below and downloadable as a PDF by clicking on "Read More..." below each piece. Sign up to to be notified when new publications are released.

Houston Maritime and Transportation Port-Connected Workforce Gaps Focus Group Findings
Post Date: 9/27/2017

The SMART Center, in collaboration with the Port Authority of Houston, and the U.S. Department of Labor convened a 2-day workshop and focus group on career pathway and workforce development for ports nationwide. Numerous Gulf Coast industry employers... Read More...

SMART Center Maritime and Transportation Focus Group Analysis
Post Date: 9/27/2013

The SMART Center convened several panels of education and industry leaders across the southeast to: (1) identify knowledge and skills needed by maritime and transportation workers; (2) describe the current and projected employment opportunities for m... Read More...

2013 SMART Center Annual Report
Post Date: 9/13/2013

The mission of the Southeast Maritime and Transportation (SMART) Center is to transform the future of the maritime and transportation industry by developing a robust, highly skilled, and 21st century-trained technician workforce. This annual report o... Read More...

SMART Center: Creating Synergy through Industry Collaboration and Partnership
Post Date: 9/13/2013

The Southeast Maritime and Transportation (SMART) Center is one of 42 National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) Centers in the U.S. and the only Center solely focused on increasing the pipeline of middle-skill technicians... Read More...

Maritime Industry Core Competencies
Post Date: 9/13/2013

This SMART Center publication outlines the core competencies and skills required for successful employment in the maritime and transportation industry. Mat-Ed, another National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) Center, pro... Read More...