Global Trade


What Does Our Sector Do For Los Angeles?

The goals of Global Trade are to supply in demand skills, create relevant career pathways, and get students into open jobs.

The world economy is becoming increasingly global, and graduates with global marketing, eCommerce and supply chain management skills will continue to be in demand. As a priority sector of California Community Colleges, we equip the next generation of leaders in international trade through our 19 community colleges in LA County. Educators with a wide range of global expertise are at the helm, giving students relevant, real world experiences inside and outside the classroom.

With two of the largest ports, and one of the busiest airports in the United States in our own backyard, it is critical now more than ever for Los Angeles, and for California, that we provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete for jobs in today’s global ecosystem. However, jobs in the Global Trade sector go far beyond airports and Shipping ports.

It’s not unheard of for California companies to seek out candidates to fill hundreds of thousands of positions in export oriented jobs and supply chain/logistics occupations in a single year. These companies need individuals who are well versed in subjects of trade financing, eCommerce, customs, and international transportation, and who understand cultural and ethical issues that come up when doing business with suppliers and customers around the world. We prepare students for the opportunities to be part of the global marketplace whether they hope to work for a company, or want to start their own.

Visit The Global Trade website to learn more about our Sector, and visit the California Community Colleges website to find programs that will make you workforce ready.

What Resources Do We Offer?


Global Trade Curriculum
Global Trade Domains
Resources Such As: 

  • Industry Associations
  • Internships & Scholarships
  • Distance Learning
  • State wide & Regional Reports
  • Digital Trade
  • And Much More


Global Trade Videos
Educator Curriculum
Resources Such As: 

  • Digital Learning Tools
  • Global Trade Statistics
  • Regional & State wide Projects
  • State wide & Global Reports
  • Workforce Dashboard
  • And Much More