Some examples of programming:
WTW Education program hosts session at Educating for Careers Conference in Long Beach - February 2020
The World Trade Week (WTW) Education Committee, chaired by Amy Grat, CEO of EXP, presented a session featuring industry experts and community college sector navigators at the Educating for Careers Conference in Long Beach last month. The information shared included an overview of, industry certifications and digital badging, as well as curriculum implementation tools.to help prepare students for the high-growth, high-opportunity jobs of the future in global trade pathways. The conference garnered participation from high school educators, school administrators, career counselors and district representatives. Presenters included the Port of Long Beach, American Honda Co, CA International Trade Center and NexusEdge. VIEW THE PHOTOS. LEARN MORE.
CONNECTING THE WORLD THROUGH GLOBAL TRADE – FEATURING THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES – February 2019
The World Trade Week (WTW) Education Committee, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles, hosted its annual student program where nearly 80 high school students from Southern California participated in hands-on activities to learn about the important role cultural awareness plays when conducting international business. Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, welcomed the students on behalf of the Port. Commissioner Jaime Lee, president of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commission, joined executives from Pacific Harbor Line and Sunrider International as panelists to discuss career opportunities in international trade. Key universities and colleges providing international career programs participated as exhibitors and briefed students on selecting a career in trade. The session culminated with a harbor boat tour. Participating high schools included Shadow Ridge, Narbonne, Carson and Banning. View the PHOTOS
EXPLORING CAREERS IN GLOBAL TRADE – FEATURING THE LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORTS
Nearly 100 high school students from all over Southern California arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for an up close and personal look at international trade at the nation’s second-busiest airport. The event, led by Amy Grat, president of International Trade Education Programs (ITEP), included an airfield tour and a visit to Delta Air Lines’ cargo facilities, as well as applying their problem-solving skills to scenarios involving mentors from the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association and Customs and Border Protection. “Connecting people, places, and cultures is the mission that drives everything we do at LAX, and cargo is a vital part of completing that mission,” said Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Deputy Executive Director for External Affairs Trevor Daley. “I want to thank World Trade Week, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, International Trade Educations Programs, the LA Air Cargo Association, Customs and Border Protection, Delta Air Lines, and every single person who came together to make this special event happen for these students.” World Trade Week Chair Otis Cliatt II, president of Pacific Harbor Line provided welcome remarks.
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EXPLORING CAREERS IN GLOBAL TRADE – FEATURING THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES
The Port of Los Angeles, in partnership with the World Trade Week (WTW) Education Committee, hosted over 80 high school students and staff from various school districts in Southern California to discuss careers in international trade at Banning’s Landing. Eight exhibitors participated and speakers for the day included WTW Chair Alan McCorkle, Amy Grat, president of ITEP and Leah Goold-Haws, Director of Global Trade. Students also participated in an interactive cross cultural activity where they learned about how different cultures impact international trade. Afterwards, students received a harbor tour where they could see first-hand what an international trade job encompasses.