‘GPS Your Future’ Event Connects Nearly 800 Southern California High School Students with Future Careers, Employers

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Produced by EXP, the annual career discovery event showcases high-growth industries and introduces career paths to high school students

Los Angeles, CA (September 2018) -- EXP, a Carson-based 501(c)(3) non-profit operating throughout Southern California, proudly hosts the annual career discovery event, GPS Your Future, on Friday, September 28, 2018, at California State University Dominguez Hills. This day-long event introduces nearly 800 Southern California high school students to career options and their future employees.

Students from 11 EXP-supported high schools and three guest high schools from across Southern California will participate in hands-on activities, breakout speaker sessions where industry professionals share their career journeys, and a career expo where companies showcase their industries.

“Now in its 8th year, GPS Your Future is one of EXP’s programs which connect students directly with companies to learn about career opportunities and network with future employers,” said Nicole Martin Huezo, Director of Programs and Strategic Partnership, EXP. “The event not only benefits students but is a great opportunity for companies and individuals to make an impact on a young person’s future and also build a connection with their future workforce.”

Produced in partnership with CSU Dominguez Hills, the 2018 GPS Your Future event is sponsored by Comerica Bank, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles World Airports, Port of Los Angeles, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Watson Land Company and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce.

About EXP

EXP helps young people gain experience, unlock doors and build the confidence they need to succeed in school, career and life. In 2017-18, over 400 industry volunteers helped EXP serve 6,400 high school students at 11 Southern California high schools. By bringing schools and industry together, EXP is creating new ways of learning, knocking down barriers and bringing genuine opportunity to every student it can reach. Founded in 1999, EXP (formerly ITEP - International Trade Education Programs) is a Carson-based 501(c)(3) non-profit operating throughout Southern California.

For more information about EXP and for media queries, please contact: 
Amy Grat, CEO
amygrat@expfuture.org
(424) 368-7100 ext. 103

Oakley Boren