Global Trade Mission
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Is your organization interested in launching the Global Trade Mission program for your youth community? An entrepreneurial program engaging youth and STEM in global business. We offer this program for Universities, Community Colleges and K-12 Intermediate school districts globally. Interested in starting Global Trade Mission in your city? Contact us for next steps!
What is Global Trade Mission?
Each year students engage in an intensive, three-day, hands-on virtual learning experience that simulates an entrepreneurial and business international trade mission. Through this extraordinary opportunity, awareness is created around exciting careers in entrepreneurial and international business in high-tech industries; many in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. We call this STEMpreneurship ®.
Check out our Oakland County High School Program here.
How does the mission work?
Cross-district student teams from area high schools are formed to create their unique business export plan, and then present it to an expert panel. Business coaches work with students to assist with research and design, using international videoconferences, internet research, and email “lifelines.”
What are the benefits for students to participate?
Student participants gain a unique understanding in the subject matters of global trade, entrepreneurship, business and culture, along with experiencing personal growth. This includes learning skills regarding communication, use of global technology, teamwork, diversity, career awareness and planning, and exposure to business coaches and mentors.
Academic, interpersonal and workplace skills are critical in GTM, as one outstanding team is awarded the "Exportsmanship Award" for outstanding teamwork, problem solving, and cooperation in developing a business plan.
Read the Virtual Trade Mission Foundation Presidential Report