Thirty-five high school teachers from across the Inland Empire/Desert Region participated in an intensive two day training in San Diego related to global trade and entrepreneurship. The goal of the training, led by IE/Desert region Deputy Sector Navigators Lily Wong and James Johnson, was to provide the teachers with a better understanding of the global marketplace and how they can teach their students to cultivate and leverage entrepreneurial skills in order to compete for jobs and find success in the workplace.

The training included a series of presentations, group exercises, and activities related to global trade and entrepreneurship. Presenters during the two days included statewide Sector Navigator for Global Trade & Logistics, Jeff Williamson, and officials from the Port of San Diego.

One of the first activities the group participated in was a site visit to the 10th Street and National City Marine Terminals, which was organized by Victor Castillo, Deputy Sector Navigator for Global Trade & Logistics for San Diego & Imperial Counties and the CITD at Southwestern College, and allowed them to see trade-related activity first hand. The event was organized and hosted by the Regional Chair, Julie Pehkonen, and Riverside Community College District SB70 CTE Community Collaborative.

See additional pictures from the training here.