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.


We currently support more than 5,100 students annually in 19 career pathways at 13 public high schools across three school districts in Southern California.


We work with close to 400 local industry leaders who serve as mentors and internship providers to enhance the school experience and foster the development of future leaders.

Upcoming Events

GPS Your Future 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017

GPS Your Future, ITEP’s annual career discovery event, is an opportunity to showcase your industry and the career possibilities, as well as a forum for engaging with potential future employees.

With your help, more than 600 students can imagine new horizons and draw a roadmap to reach their dreams.

Participate as a speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor.

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: