The World Trade Association is very proud to work with a number of organizations to help serve our community. Our main community outreach programs are through our involvement in Autism Speaks as well as our Scholarship Program and Informational Interviews for college students.
One element of the World Trade Association’s mission is to foster an understanding and appreciation of the “business of world trade” in our youth.
WTA has developed a Scholarship Program to award college-bound high school seniors with outstanding academic records who are in need of financial assistance a grant to allow them to further advance their careers in world trade and international affairs.
A portion of all WTA proceeds are set aside for these scholarships to ensure we are doing our part to help our future leaders of world trade.
A new program developed for college students are our Informational Interviews where the student sets up an interview with a member of the WTA and interviews that business professional. These interviews are meant to allow the students to learn more about the daily work of someone in the industry, develop a professional relationship and to practice networking. To apply for an Informational Interview, please click here and submit application via google forms.
The WTA created a Mentorship Program in 2020 for Temple Supply Chain students with the following goals: to forge connections between students and stakeholders; impart practical knowledge for supply chain careers and ensure that students studying supply chain in Philadelphia are aware of PhilaPort’s capacities. The program generally runs in the fall and is comprised of 6 webinar sessions conducted by Board members or other industry experts. With each webinar there is a PowerPoint presentation and other materials which then leads into questions and discussions between the students and the presenter. The program components include: Customs Clearance and Facilitation, Incoterms, Fumigation, Trucking, Terminal Operations, and an Overall Port Overview.