Prologis Mentors Introduce Local High Schoolers to the Logistics Industry
In an example of Prologis’ enduring commitment to the communities in which we operate, three Prologis property managers in Los Angeles—Tracy Martin, Chris May and Kelly Dergham—recently participated in the International Trade Education Program (ITEP) for high school students in Carson, Calif. ITEP was established to connect local high school students to the Port of Long Beach and the potential career opportunities they might find within that industry. The program offers career exploration activities, mentoring and scholarships.
Tracy, Chris and Kelly volunteered for an hour a month for nine months, teaching high school students about goal-setting, interviewing techniques and how to craft a winning resume. Many of the students’ parents work at the ports, in warehouses or in logistics-related jobs, bringing even greater context and impact to the program.
“This was an amazing way to provide mentorship and awareness of commercial real estate as a career for a diverse and emergent class of Carson high school students,” said Chris. “It was evident that we made a positive impact on the students’ lives and helped them prepare for their futures—in whatever career they might choose.”
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