ITEP - International Trade Education Programs
January 2018 Newsletter
Top 7 Moments of 2017!

Each year, your support makes a powerful difference in the lives of ITEP students.
While we had a hard time picking only 7, here are some of the remarkable accomplishments that you made possible last year:

Check out some of our highlights from 2017 in our video!

New year, new goals. Let's make more college and career dreams come true in 2018 and beyond!

These "Top 7 Moments" -- and so many more -- were made possible by an amazing group of dedicated professionals who bring their passion and talent to ITEP every day as members of my team. I want to acknowledge the power and impact of these 19 individuals who come together as a team to deliver the mission that engages over 400 volunteers to enrich the lives of 6,400+ students each year. ITEP is not a program or a place; it's people. Thank you, Team ITEP!  - Amy Grat, CEO


Want to learn more about ENTREPRENEURSHIP?

Then join us for our free Industry & Educator Power Breakfast from 7:30 - 9:30 am at Urban Workshop in Costa Mesa on February 9th. Johnny Schillereff, CEO and founder of Element Skateboards, will be the keynote speaker!

Space is limited. 
RSVP today!

Inspire the Next Generation of Female STEM Leaders!

Help us promote STEM careers to 150 young women!  Women in Engineering Day  is rapidly approaching and we need YOUR experience.
We have the following volunteer opportunities for our upcoming Women in Engineering Career Day on February 23, 2018, at Los Angeles Harbor College in Harbor City:
  • Female engineers and female engineering college seniors to lead group discussions from 11 am - 12 pm
  • Female engineer guest speakers from 12 pm - 1 pm
This is a great opportunity to make an impact on our students' future! 

If interested, please contact Alejandra Garcia, ITEP Program Manager.

A Night of Inspiration!
Oceans of Opportunity Dinner and Scholarship Celebration

Ready to be inspired? Join us Thursday, March 22, 2018 at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angles 5pm - 9pm, as we celebrate the students and industry partners who have played a great role in ITEP's success. 

Proceeds from this event enable over 6,400 students to participate in career exploration activities, internships and mentoring. 

New VIP event at Brouwerij West for Diamond, Platinum, and Gold sponsors! 

2018 Honorees:

Keeper of the Flame
The Boeing Company

Partner of the Year (NEW!)
United States Coast Guard, Sector LA/LB

Educator of the Year
Tammy Bird
Lead Teacher
 Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology (ESET) Academy
Carson High School

Bill Stein Memorial Leadership Award
Mike Schaadt
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Thank you to all 2018 Oceans of Opportunity 
Sponsors to date:

Port of Los Angeles
Ports America


Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals
SSA Marine

Ann Burckle & Real Property Collaborative
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Jacobs Engineering
Mitsubishi Cement Corporation
Rio Tinto
United Way of Greater Los Angeles

California State University Maritime Academy
Marianne and Ron Gastelum
International Cargo Equipment, Inc.
Los Angeles Air Cargo Association
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Marine Exchange of Southern California

With your gift today, ITEP students will gain the skills and confidence needed to become tomorrow's leaders.