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Education is the cornerstone of World Trade Week's mission to increase awareness of world trade's benefits to the region.
Career GuideThis publication showcases individuals who are active in world trade in the Los Angeles region, and complements the findings and recommendations of the Los Angeles Regional Export Plan — an initiative of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa developed in partnership with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.
The World Trade Week committee offers scholarships to aspiring students in international trade fields. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduating high school seniors entering an accredited college or university with the goal of a career in international trade, as well as college students pursuing international degrees. By fostering international trade education and international business development, the committee hopes to develop a network of international trade professionals willing to provide mentoring to future students interested in international business.
Deadline: March 18, 2016
2015 Scholarship Recipients:
HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL
The World Trade Week Education Committee hosts high school students and educators each year to promote career opportunities and pathways in international trade.
Some examples of programming:
Exploring Careers in Global Trade - Featuring the Port of Los Angeles
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.
University Research ProjectsAccess to key information and resources is one of the tools that the World Trade Week Education committee strives to provide. Under the leadership of Dr. Anatoly Zhuplev, professor at Loyola Marymount University, teams of LMU students are compiling research for pertinent topics. Below are some of the research papers:
The Greater Los Angeles’ Analysis for Foreign Direct Investment: A Comparative International Benchmarking Study
By: Golden Reeves
By: Mila Bogdan
By: Ravina Saini
Los Angeles Tourism - A Domestic and International Analysis
By: Emily Wallace, Kristina Pollock, Brandon Horth, Siobhan Carty and Nathalie Elyas
The Port of Los Angeles - Comparative Analysis of International Business Practices & Solutions for Competitiveness
By: Nolan Simons