International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) produces job-ready, college-prepared graduates by marshaling the financial, social, and intellectual resources of the trade, transportation and logistics industries. Through its career-focused academies in economically disadvantaged high schools, ITEP motivates at-risk students and energizes teachers by providing access to “real world” opportunities – community service, internships, mentoring and enrichment programs. ITEP supports industry by preparing a workforce ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of the global marketplace. ITEP enriches our communities by instilling pride and purpose among our next generation of citizens.
The first ITEP Academy was launched in 1999 at Phineas Banning High School in Wilmington. Today ITEP serves over 1,500 students in nine academies in six high schools in the Harbor area, South Bay, High Desert and West Oakland. ITEP’s industry advisory boards actively engage over 155 business, government and educational leaders.
Working in partnership with industry and educators, ITEP helps young people “think globally and earn locally.”