ITEP - International Trade Education Programs
August Newsletter
As the school bell rings, we say hello to new opportunities and celebrate the accomplishments you made possible this summer. Together, we will make the 2016-17 year one to remember. 

Amy and the ITEP team
P.S. Please consider sharing this e-newsletter, and save the date for "GPS Your Future," ITEP's annual career discovery event, set for Friday, October 14, 2016. Please  contact us to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor.
Andrea Lanouette, Regional Vice President for Avalon Risk Management provides direction to Tony G., ITEP intern from Gardena High School.
The success of our programs and students are not only our successes, but yours as well. We are happy to celebrate another fantastic ITEP internship program - 136 interns and 63 worksites!
Feedback from participating supervisors and employers:
Advice from ITEP interns:
Thank you for giving these incoming high school seniors the tools and resources to succeed in the world of work!
Contact us today to learn how you can get involved in the 2017 internship program as as a worksite host, workshop speaker, or scholarship provider. 
Teresa Villareal and Duy Duong, Grinnell College students and ITEP summer interns.
ITEP Welcomes Interns From Grinnell College This Summer
Another ITEP first! Two students from Grinnell College joined the team this summer to support ITEP's internship and industry coaching programs. These devoted interns reviewed program offerings, researched best practices, and made recommendations to enhance structure and innovate both student and employer participation. 

Here's what they said about their experience at ITEP:

"After sharing my thoughts on pervious workshops I had participated in and worked on, I was asked to help facilitate and run a workshop activity. This stood out to me because it demonstrates how communicating and sharing ideas can lead to further opportunities and rewards."  - Teresa Villareal

"As ITEP put me in dialogue with business partners, donors, and especially high school students that they work with, I became more thankful... Not only does their feedback ensure my projects for ITEP come out more substantive and meaningful, it also shows me how inseparable and valuable both the quantitative and qualitative are when they go together."   - Duy Duong
Needed Now: Monthly Mentors
If you could share some advice with your 16-year-old self, what would you say?

Share your career journey and help ITEP students find their way toward college and career success.  ITEP is looking for 60 mentors to meet with 10th graders on a monthly basis for five to six 90-minute sessions throughout the school year.

Meet with a handful of students at one or more high school campuses close to your work or home. 

Contact us to learn more about the ITEP Industry Coaching Program!
Mark Your Calendar for ITEP's Premier Event of the Year!

Oceans of Opportunity Dinner and Scholarship Celebration
Thursday, March 23, 2017
at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles
112 E. 22nd Street, San Pedro, CA. 90731

Additional details to come soon.
Sponsorships are now available. Reserve yours today!

For more information, please contact Gena Divine, Senior Development Manager, via email or at  (424) 368-7100 ext. 109.
Ana Cortez
ITEP Program Assistant
Staff Spotlight: Ana Cortez
Meet Ana, ITEP's Program Assistant and alum from Phineas Banning High School, International Trade Academy.

Her question:
What key takeaways from your ITEP internship do you carry with you today?
Her response:
Through my ITEP internship, I learned the value and rewards of hard work, gained confidence in my abilities, and discovered the importance of building a strong network. Interning at the Port of Los Angeles when I was 16 was pretty intimidating. I was surrounded by adults who were successful, confident, and strived to perfect their skills. The first week I was nervous, but I knew I could do it! Today, I still have that mentality. If it scares me a little, it will push me and help me succeed.

Need to reach Ana? Email her or contact her via phone: (424) 368-7100 ext. 118.
Looking for GPS Your Future sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers! 4 weeks left to sign up!
Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: CSU Dominguez Hills

Featuring Keynote Speaker:  Stedman Graham
Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur presenting on Identity Leadership

More than 600 ITEP students will take over CSU Dominguez to navigate the many roads towards success!

We're looking for event sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers!

Please contact us to get involved!
2016 ITEP interns pose during culmination celebrations and harbor tours at the Port of Los Angeles.
ITEP Photos of the Month
We celebrate 136 interns from 8 high schools, 63 worksites, and 5 culmination celebrations! 

A very special thank you to ITEP program sponsors and partners: Port of Los Angeles, AMETLL Consortium, Los Angeles Community College District, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Unified School District, Linked Learning Los Angeles, Downey Unified School District, and  Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce 
Development Board (SELACO).

We also wish to express our gratitude to generous internship scholarship providers: Downey Unified School District, Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce, John Gogian Family Foundation, Managed Career Solutions, Mary Ellen Bonner, Phillips 66, Prologis, UPS, and Harbor YouthSource Center.

Thank you to the supervisors, coordinators, and colleagues at all internship worksites who made an incredible impact on students this summer: 1st Advantage Business Solutions, Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, A.N. Deringer Inc., Avalon Risk Management, Avenue Press, Battleship Iowa, Boys & Girls Clubs of the L.A. Harbor, Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, California Cartage Co., Carson Chamber of Commerce, City of Carson Community Development, City of Downey, City of Los Angeles Columbia Memorial Space Center,  Cosmetica Beauty & 
Barbering School, Council District 15 Councilman Joe Buscaino, CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, Creative Beginnings  Elementary, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSULB-Center for International Trade & Transportation, Downey Chamber of Commerce, Downey Family YMCA, Downey Teacher & School Supplies, Efficient Lighting & Electric, Embassy Suites, Family Federal Credit Union, Fast Lane Transportation, Franco Trucking, Friendship Transport Inc., Global Pro Logistics / Dreambox, Grocery Outlet, Harbor City / Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce, H.J. Baker, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Law Office of Blanca Pacheco, Law Office of Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Maritime Institute, Los Angeles World Airports, Manson Construction Co., Marine Exchange of Southern California, Office of Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Office of Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell, Office of Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Office of State Senator Isadore Hall III, Pasha Stevedoring & Terminals, Port of Los Angeles, Ports America, Potential Industries, RMI International Inc., San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, San Pedro Waterfront Arts District, SBCC Thrive LA / I Heart Wilmington, Spirit Cruises, Tesoro, Toberman Neighborhood Center, Total Transportation Services Inc., United States Coast Guard, Valero, Watson Land Company, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Yusen Logistics, and Yusen Terminals.

To view more internship culmination photos, please visit the ITEP Facebook Page.
2016 interns from the MADE Work Experience Program (supported by ITEP) pose after the culmination celebration at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, CA.
Make this school year a great one for ITEP students and alumni with your gift today!

We are grateful for the continued support of our lead partners:

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