Over the years, Limoneira has benefited from several young and eager minds through various internship programs. This is a valuable exercise- sharing projects and endeavors with students provides new perspectives and critical thinking. Limoneira was fortunate this past spring to partner with Global Trade Central Coast and we benefited from the recommendations that our two interns, Hai Trieu Tod Ta (Todd), and Troy White shared with us on our Fresh Focus™ office and home fresh citrus delivery program. Our thanks to Todd and Troy and also to Adilene Polis, Brandon Church and Kristin St. Cyr from Global Trade.
California is a global trade and logistics powerhouse, with 2017 exports hitting $171.9 billion in American-made goods, the majority of which were manufactured products. It’s estimated that more than 800,000 jobs are supported by California’s exporting and importing of goods and services, licensing of technology and intellectual property, and investments across international boundaries – including logistics, finance, marketing and management of business processes to support trade.
According to Adilene Polis, Regional Director and Project Director, Global Trade is an area of tremendous growth, especially in the Los Angeles region. Some of the largest areas of growth are in technology, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and e-commerce. Each of these areas is experiencing a shortage of workers and have a large number of international customers. Over the next five years, more than 21,430 new job openings will be created. Additionally, the industry will need more than 69,910 replacement workers.
Hai Trieu Tod Ta
(Todd) has worked in the insurance industry for more than 20 years. Originally from Vietnam, Todd studying international Business at Moorpark College.
Troy White is from Ventura and is studying Business Marketing at Moorpark College and plans to transfer to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.