Sinneh J. Koroma Jr., Dean of the Academy of Global Business & Advance Technology at United South High School announced the introduction of two new courses to be offered in partnership with Laredo Community College beginning this fall. The courses are: Logistics/Distribution Management and Computer Maintenance. Students will have an opportunity to learn about Global Logistics Management, Principles of Import and Exports, Imports Custom Regulations, Practicum International Business and DOT Regulations in the Logistics/Distribution course. The course is designed to give students a basic knowledge of foreign trade definition, government foreign trade controls, export invoices and packing lists, custom procedures and documentation activities.
In the Computer Maintenance course, students will learn about DC/AC Circuits & Digital Fundamentals. Upon completion of the course, students will earn credits toward their graduation requirements from the Magnet program. They will also receive a 1 year certificate from Laredo Community College in their chosen course of study. Both courses will be taught at the Academy of Global Business and Advance Technology at United South High school by two highly qualified teachers: Mrs. Claudia Saenz for Logistics/Distribution Management and Mr. Carlos Sanchez for the Practicum in Technology. Both teachers have extensive experience from time spent working in their respective fields of study. Moreover, Mrs. Saenz attended the Transportation Safety Institute at Oklahoma, and received a certificate in the transportation of hazardous materials.
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide relevant and meaningful curriculum that encourages students to engage in their learning. Furthermore, we are cognizant of the needs of our business community-Laredo being the largest Land Port; our students will be in position to take up employment in the import and export industry. Our goal is to continually provide locally and globally relevant choices and a competitive edge to students with different interests and talents as we prepare them to enter their chosen college or career path” said Koroma.