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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. We appreciate the generous contribution of Microsoft Corporation for its support of this printed publication.
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.
2013 Scholarship Recipients:
HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL
The World Trade Week Education Committee hosts high school students and educators each year to promote careers in international trade.
Opportunities for Careers in International Trade
In January, former World Trade Week (WTW) scholarship students and interns participated as exhibitors in a career discovery event 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 200 students and discussed trade career paths with others.
Exploring Careers in Global Trade - Featuring the Port of Los Angeles: Intro to Careers in Maritime Trade
This April, the Port of Los Angeles, in partnership with the World Trade Week Education Committee, hosted nearly 100 high school students from Southern California schools to provide them with the unique opportunity to learn about careers in maritime trade. Port of Los Angeles representatives discussed with students how to select a career in this growing field and about education requirements and skills needed to succeed. Students and faculty also participated in a one hour boat tour and experienced the TransPORTer: a 53-foot mobile interactive educational exhibit at the Port.
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:
Colin Camp, David Bloom, Ryan Fromm, Natalie Ang, Patrick Chang, Christophe Deturmeny
This report serves to provide analysis into the main facets of what currently makes California businesses internationally competitive. It delves into how government programs and economic policy, exports and production, and foreign direct investment benefit or damper the success and growth of business. Despite recent global financial crisis, much of the state's businesses are remaining open and competitive. A method in which many are able to do so is through trade. Although foreign trade is a nationally concerned policy, states have the right to initiate many forms of trade and all have an immense resulting impact on the economy of the state of California.
It is clear that the Golden State‟s trade and competitiveness plays a large role in the nation‟s international business context. “California is one of the 10 largest economies in the world with a gross state product exceeding $1.9 trillion” (CalChamber). It is hopeful that an improved internal economic and workforce business strategy would not only benefit domestic revenue for California‟s businesses, but also have a positive effect on international competitiveness. Thus, in order to truly understand California‟s current IB competitiveness stance, this report analyzes certain metrics that delve deep into its relevant characteristics.
March 17, 2011
Representatives from the U.S. Commercial Service, Los Angeles World Airports, Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach met with Congressional and L.A. City Council staff members for a briefing on the impact of trade on California's Congressional districts. The briefing also highlighted President Obama's National Export Initiative and the pending U.S. free trade agreements.
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