ITEP connects high school students to careers.

Through partnerships with industry and educators, International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) prepares high school students for careers in high-wage and high-growth job sectors through career exploration activities, industry mentoring, paid summer internships, and college scholarships.


ITEP was established to bridge the gap between the port industry’s need for a skilled workforce and the local high school’s struggle to graduate students.


We currently support more than 5,100 students annually in 21 career pathways at 15 public high schools across three school districts in Southern California.


We work with more than 300 local industry leaders who serve as mentors and internship providers to enhance the school experience and foster the development of future leaders.

You’re invited…
Oceans of Opportunity
Dinner and Scholarship Celebration

ITEP students can’t wait to host you on March 23rd for an inspirational evening. Join us to honor APM Terminals as the 2017 Keeper of the Flame. The 17th annual event will take place at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.

The evening’s festivities include a family-style dinner, networking, raffle prizes, scholarship award presentations, and a celebration of student achievements.

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