According to a recent Brookings Metropolitan Export Initiative study, more than 113,000 jobs are supported by trade activities in San Diego.
Additionally, trade-related jobs have been found to pay 13 - 18% more than the national average.
Trade is an important economic driver that creates high wage jobs, however, it is not uncommon for students, particularly at the high school level, to be unaware of the opportunities in this field. One reason for this is that high school students are rarely exposed to global concepts.
In an effort to change that, the Deputy Sector Navigator for Global Trade & Logistics and the San Diego CITD hosted a workshop for high school teachers in the region with the goal of developing global trade curriculum that can be incorporated into core academic classes, such as math, social studies, science, etc.