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International Trade Education Programs, Inc. ™ (ITEP)

Think Globally. Earn Locally.

ITA logoInternational Trade Education Programs, Inc.™ (ITEP) is a Southern California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects high school students to great careers in their own community. Through its partnership with the Port of Los Angeles, ITEP operates career-focused programs to introduce students to the many lucrative careers in international trade. More than 3,300 Southern California youth participate in programs that integrate career exploration activities/events, business skills training, paid internships, scholarships, job shadow days, and more. From ninth grade to high school graduation and beyond, ITEP and the Port of Los Angeles work together to develop a future workforce that can thrive in the maritime industry and a growing economy.


Since 1999, volunteers from the Port of Angeles and the surrounding business communities have entered ITEP classrooms to serves as mentors, industry coaches, guest speakers, and internship providers. Students learn from industry professionals about how classroom learning is linked to the real world. Likewise, the Port and other ITEP partners build lasting relationships with the communities they serve and learn how to engage with and invest in tomorrow's port leaders.

The 15 year partnership between ITEP and the Port of Los Angeles has created amazing results:
97% - High school graduation rate for students who completed an ITEP Internship
72% - 2014 ITEP graduates interested in high-growth job sectors
Top industry choices include safety & security, international trade, and engineering
17 - Graduates from Phineas Banning High School currently attending California Maritime Academy


For more information, visit www.itepinc.org or contact:

Amy Grat, CEO
International Trade Education Programs (ITEP)
2417 E. Carson Street, Suite 200
Carson, CA 90810
Phone: (424) 368-7100

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