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EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

Education is the cornerstone of World Trade Week's mission to increase awareness of world trade's benefits to the region.

Career Guide

This 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. 


Scholarships

 

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.


2015 Scholarship Recipients: 

UNIVERSITY LEVEL

 
 

HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL

        

 

Educational Briefings

The World Trade Week Education Committee hosts high school students and educators each year to promote career opportunities and pathways in international trade.

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Some examples of programming:

Exploring Careers in Global Trade - Featuring the Port of Los Angeles

February 2015
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

 
October 2013
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 Projects

Access 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:

By: Ravina Saini 
May 2015
 
By: Nolan Simons
April 2014

Legislative Outreach


The World Trade Week committee briefs Congressional members and their staff year-round on the impact of trade in California's Congressional districts and the latest trade policy issues.