The Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Port Hueneme Division has signed an agreement with the California Polytechnic State University in efforts to potentially fund future partnerships and support the command’s mission capacities.
NSWC PHD seeks to collaborate with the students on senior capstone projects and provide them with employment opportunities through the educational partnership agreement, the Naval Sea Systems Command said Wednesday.
The command plans to conduct recruitment events and information sessions in Cal Poly that may lead to job opportunities in the U.S. Navy. The partnership will also potentially enable students to participate in projects backed by the service branch through grants provided by the Naval Education Engineering Consortium.
“Information sessions give us the chance to get more specific as to what we do and afterward, those who are graduating in the next 10 months who show interest can stay for on-site interviews with our hiring managers,” said Richard Watanabe, L40 division manager at NSWC PHD’s littoral strike and warfare department.