An introductory course program for veterans and merchant mariners in marine terminal operations will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 17-18, at the International Marine Terminal in Portland.

The program, offered by The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives, will be open to current member of the Armed Forces or Merchant Mariner looking to come into the port and terminal industry and is serving or recently detached.

The program, focused on container, break-bulk, neo-bulk, dry bulk and project cargoes, will cover the transportation, port and terminal industries; equipment; ships, rail and trucking modes; introduction to port and terminal management and organization; terminal operations; yard operations and efficiency; regulatory responsibilities; safety and security. Each participant will receive a certification as a Marine Terminal Operator, an introductory professional certification provided by the association. Greg Oltmanns, who has 40 years of experience in terminal operations, stevedoring, cargo handling and terminal management, is the course leader.

Enrollment is open to 15 participants.

The registration fee is $25 and the tuition will be covered by 15 $1,500 scholarships provided by the IAMPE. Scholarships will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration is open until Monday, Aug. 14, to register, email [email protected].