Sponsor Information

Presenting Sponsor:

Tidewater Community College has served South Hampton Roads for 50 years. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) has four campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, as well as seven regional centers and two important cultural institutions. Want to learn more about TCC and how they can help you and your future? Click here


American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight. ATA's mission is to "effectively advocate and communicate efforts designed to improve safety and profitability for our members," in accordance with the organization's strategic plan and vision, using five core objectives. Are you interested in learning more about those objectives, or American Trucking Association, click here.

Nauticus is an exciting interactive science and technology center that explores the naval, economic, and nautical power of the sea. Home of the Battleship Wisconsin celebrating the 75th Commissioning Anniversary, HD and 3D films on a giant screen, sharks, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and more! Please visit their website for more information and plan your visit while you are in Norfolk!



Learn America is a U.S. Coast Guard approved training school, authorized to run USCG approved training programs. To learn more about Learn America, visit their website.


San Jacinto College Maritime Program, just outside of Houston, Texas offers United States Coast Guard (USCG) and internationally-recognized Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) maritime training and deck-level coursework for all professional mariners from the entry-level deckhand on an inland towboat to Unlimited Tonnage Masters on the world’s largest ships and everything in between. Engineering courses are available from engine room fundamentals to Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED), Designated Duty engineer (DDE), to Chief Engineer. To read more about their programs, click here. 



The American Association of Port Authorities represents more than 130 public port authorities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. For more than a century, AAPA membership has empowered port authorities and their maritime industry partners to serve global customers and create economic and social value for their communities. To learn more about the American Association of Port Authorities and their programs, please click here


Florida Keys Community College is a community college in Key West, Florida. Its main campus is on Stock Island, adjacent to what it purports to be the only living coral reef in North America. FKCC also operates two additional campuses in the Florida Keys; one in Marathon and another in Key Largo. Interested in FKCC, click here to find out more.