International trading relationships can be difficult to understand, but that hasn’t discouraged 36 high school students who are learning about Junior Achievement and the future of global trade.
The students from Connecticut and Shanghai gathered in Connecticut to hear presentations about business and learn about how business is conducted in the USA. Trade education is becoming increasingly important to business advocates, as the global economy becomes increasingly important to investment and job growth.
District director in Connecticut for the US Department of Commerce Anne Evans sees the value of educating high school students about global markets. “They’re our future exporters,” she said. “These students need to learn global trade earlier.”
The first day of activities included the students meeting at the state Capitol. The week included a visit to Otis Elevator’s test site, and the development of business plans to be used during the next school year.