The World Trade Week Education Committee hosts high school students and educators each year to promote careers in international trade.
Some examples of programming:
Exploring Careers in Global Trade - Featuring the Port of Los Angeles
The World Trade Week (WTW) Education Committee, in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles, hosted more than 100 high school students and staff from various school districts in Southern California to discuss careers in international trade. Speakers included executives from the Port of Los Angeles, including Harbor Commission Vice President David Arian, and Alan McCorkle, Vice President, WC Operations at Yusen Terminals Inc. who briefed students on how to select a career in this growing field and skills needed to succeed. Amy Grat, chair of the WTW Education Committee and CEO of ITEP Inc., and WTW Chair Caroline Brown, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, kicked off the morning briefing.
Exploring Careers in Global Trade - Featuring the Port of Long Beach: Intro to Careers in Maritime Trade
The Port of Long Beach, in partnership with the World Trade Week Education Committee, hosted more than 100 high school students and staff from Long Beach and Los Angeles schools to provide them with the unique opportunity to learn about careers in maritime trade. Port of Long Beach representatives discussed with students how to select a career in this growing field and about education requirements and skills needed to succeed. Executives from Toyota also participated on the panel. Students and faculty then participated in a one hour boat tour.
Opportunities for Careers in International Trade
January 2013/October 2013
Former World Trade Week (WTW) scholarship students and interns participated as exhibitors in two career discovery events hosted by International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) and California State University Dominguez Hills, for ITEP Academy students at Banning, Barstow, Carson, Gardena and San Pedro High Schools. The students distributed the WTW Career Guide to over 400 students and discussed trade career paths with others.
The World Trade Week committee briefs Congressional members and their staff on the impact of trade in California's Congressional districts.
Representatives of the World Trade Week Committee connect with Congressional members and staffers for private briefings on the latest trade policy issues.