Port of LA Seeks Public Input Re: Workforce Training Facility

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The Port of Los Angeles is seeking feedback from the public regarding an environmental document for a proposal to build a workforce training center dedicated to the goods movement sector.

The port moved forward on the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach Goods Movement Workforce Training Facility project earlier this month with the release of an Initial Study/Notice of Preparation, the first step in the environmental review of the project, the port said Feb. 8.

Set for construction on Port of Los Angeles property in the Wilmington area of LA, the new facility would offer training in longshore work, trucking and warehousing and other supply chain related-work.

The work calls for grading, compacting, paving and other site preparation work and constructing buildings, utilities, a substation and other structures for training activities.

“Proposed project operations include providing skilled training programs to replicate goods movement environments, such as the use and operation of ship-to-shore cranes, transtainers, top handlers, side picks, forklifts and heavy lifts, while providing a safe training environment for workers,” according to the port.

The POLA plans to host a virtual meeting on the project at 4 p.m. on Feb. 22 via Zoom.

Feedback may also be submitted by March 26 to ceqacomments@portla.org. (Include the project title, “Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach Goods Movement Workforce Training Facility Project” in the subject line.)

Comments may also be sent by mail to the Director of Environmental Management, Los Angeles Harbor Department, 425 South Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731

For more information, visit portoflosangeles.org/ceqa or contact the Port of Los Angeles Environmental Management Division at ceqacomments@portla.org.

By Karen Robes Meeks