ITEP connects high school students to careers.


International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) is a Southern California 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that connects high school students to careers. Through partnerships with industry and educators, ITEP prepares high school students for careers in high-wage and high-growth job sectors through career exploration activities, industry mentoring, summer internships, and college scholarships.


In 2017-2018, we serve more than 6,400 high school students across 20 career pathways at 13 Southern California high schools.


ITEP supports career pathways within high schools where access to resources and positive role models is limited. We work with close to 400 industry leaders who serve as board members, speakers, mentors, and internship providers to bring valuable resources to educators fostering the development of future leaders.

Together with business and community groups, ITEP enhances school curriculum and creates a high school experience that brings confidence, choice, and opportunity to motivated students.

Upcoming Events

Oceans of Opportunity 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018

We’re saving a seat for you!¬†Join us for an evening filled with networking, high-end raffle prizes, dinner, and student achievements and stories that will leave you inspired.

Save the date and your sponsorship dollars!
We are grateful for the continued support of our lead partners ($25,000+ FY 2017-2018):