To Combat Shortage Of Industrial Workers, Prologis Internship Program Aims To Attract High School Kids
November 15, 2018

To Combat Shortage Of Industrial Workers, Prologis Internship Program Aims To Attract High School Kids

A high school internship gave Sandra Maksim the experience and motivation to pursue a career in the industrial sector.

When Maksim was a junior at Banning High School in Southern California, she participated in a program that gives high school kids an opportunity to take classes in job preparation and later intern at a local company in the industrial sector the summer before their senior year.

“I was 16 years old. They taught me how to dress, how to interview, how to network, how to present myself," said Maksim, 24, who is now an assistant operations manager at the Long Beach Container Terminal.

"I was a little shocked," Maksim said about the early job training experience. "But it's been amazing.”

As part of Prologis' new Community Work Initiative, the industrial giant has partnered with EXP, a Carson-based nonprofit that connects high school students to jobs, to create awareness and teach a new generation of workers about jobs in the industrial…

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