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World Trade Center Alaska and the Anchorage School District Renew Partnership to Benefit Students

World Trade Center Alaska (WTCAK) and the Anchorage School District (ASD) have renewed a school business partnership that will assist high school students enrolled in the district to gain a better understanding of Alaska's role in the international economy.

Through the School Business Partnership Program, the Trade Center will host students at a number of events each year, including the Center's annual statewide economic forecast luncheon as well as major international-focused conferences and seminars conducted by the Center. Additionally, the Center will offer mentorship opportunities to students through the District's Gifted Mentorship Program.

"We are very pleased to work with the Anchorage School District and offer opportunities for high school students to become familiar with Alaska's international trade economy," said Greg Wolf, executive director of World Trade Center Alaska." These are tomorrow's leaders and we hope that some of them will be involved with Alaska's major export industries once they enter the workforce."

"The Anchorage School District wants to thank the World Trade Center Alaska for their continued support in engaging our youth through the School Business Partnership. It is through partnerships such as these and the opportunities afforded our youth that many times sparks an interest that helps our youth find their passion, career and focus in life," said Pamela Orme, Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator for the Anchorage School District.

About World Trade Center Alaska: Founded in 1987, World Trade Center Alaska is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to assist Alaskans to successfully compete for trade and investment in the global market place. The group is a member of the global network of nearly 300 trade centers located in 78 countries.

About Anchorage School Business Partnerships: In its 20th year as a program of both the ASD and the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, there are over 450+ partnerships at all levels and in most schools.

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