LA County Supervisor
Don Knabe, 4th District
International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) to honor Supervisor
Don Knabe sending a strong message, “Our Students are the Future”
"I am honored to be recognized by ITEP on a night when we will celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of some of our best and brightest local high school students," said 4th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe
“We are thrilled to honor Supervisor Knabe and recognize
his long-standing support of ITEP as an organization,” said CEO Amy Grat,
of ITEP in announcing Supervisor Knabe’s selection for the “Keeper
of the Flame” Award.”
Previous honorees have included both industry and
civic leaders, including
“In a time of declining budgets and expanding needs, high schools are challenged to produce a strong class of graduates with the skill sets needed to fill future job openings in the transportation and logistics industries,” explained Grat. “They’re disconnected from international trade – and that’s where ITEP steps in.”
ITEP produces job-ready, college-prepared high school graduates by offering the financial, social and intellectual resources of trade, transportation and logistics industries to create career-focused learning academies in economically disadvantaged areas.
"I am honored to be recognized by ITEP on a night when we will celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of some of our best and brightest local high school students," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. "In these challenging economic times, ITEP's work is so critical, that we must train and prepare our young people for the important jobs that will fuel our region's growth in the decades ahead."
Scholarships are the main highlight of the
evening. American President Lines (
“Through the work at our eight high school academies, ITEP helps meet the needs of the international trade community while providing exceptional opportunities to ITEP graduates,” said Tom Good, director of Sales and Marketing Southwest Region for Matson Navigation Company and this year’s chairman of the ITEP Scholarship Dinner.
The sponsors and guests will have a chance to meet and
network with the students as they showcase their academy’s accomplishments. The
Trade Education Programs (ITEP)
Launched 11 years ago as a nonprofit educational organization, ITEP’s vision is to introduce high school students to careers in international trade, transportation and logistics. ITEP believes it is important to unite business leaders, educators and parents to prepare students for a meaningful place in the world of tomorrow. ITEP is concentrating its efforts on three critical problems – the alarming high school dropout rate, and scarcity of skilled entry-level workers for trade-related jobs, and high school students with little or no awareness of global issues. For More about ITEP visit www.itepinc.org. For updates visit the ITEP blog: http://itepinc.org.
The eight ITEP Academies are: Banning High School’s International Trade Academy (ITA), Global Environmental Sciences Academy (GESA), Global Safety and Security Academy (GSS), and the Maritime, Agriculture, Tourism, Cuisine & Hospitality Academy (MATCH), Barstow High School’s Mojave XP Academy, Carson High School’s Global Business Academy (GBAC), Gardena High School’s Global Leadership Academy (GGLA), and San Pedro High School’s Earth Alert Academy (SPEA).
Sponsorship and Ticket Information
Table sponsorships and tickets are available. All dinner guests must be pre-registered
[Editor’s note: For images and media interviews on the annual dinner event, contact: George Mc Quade at MAYO Communications, 818-340-5300, Publicity@MayoCommunications.com. For the full story on ITEP visitwww.itepinc.org]