Opportunities with OCC’s Global Trade Mission


For the past 14 years, Oakland Community College has been bringing together students to cultivate the skills necessary to succeed in today’s global economy. During an intensive, three-day, hands-on virtual learning experience that simulates an entrepreneurial international trade mission, awareness is created around careers in international business, global trade, cultural diversity and high-tech industries, many in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

Students will gain exposure to jobs and skills necessary to succeeding in emerging technologies and disciplines with the most promising future growth potential overseas, including:

Cleantech and Renewable Energy
Defense and Homeland Security
Information Technology & Cyber Security
Life Sciences & Medical Devices
Robotics & Automation


Join Oakland Schools’ 15th Annual Trade Mission

February 28th-March 1st

Oakland Community College (OCC), Auburn Hills Campus


There are many ways to become a part of this amazing initiative. Sign up here or write the GTM team at gtmteam@myglobeislocal.org:

1. You are invited to participate as a Business Expert (Speaker). Presenting Thursday, February 28th. Industry experts in one of the fields listed above will prepare a 15-20 minute presentation aimed at answering questions such as, “How is this industry going green?” and “How big is the demand?” Each session will be followed by a question and answer session with the students.

Sign up here.

2. You are invited to participate as a Cultural Ambassador (Speaker). Presenting Thursday, February 28th. Cultural ambassadors will present information on one’s country/cultural region of expertise, aimed at helping students determine the best market for their technology or product of service. The regional areas are: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America/Australia.

Sign up here.

3. You are invited to participate as a Business or Cultural Coach for the event. No presentation, Friday, March 1st. Coaches will meet with the students on site or via phone or video conference and serve as a business or cultural resource, collaborating face-to-face with students as they prepare their challenge as the students plan their entrepreneurial export mission.

Sign up here.

4. You are invited to participate as an Evaluator for the event. Saturday, March 2nd. On Saturday, a panel of evaluators will provide feedback on the students’ presentations, using constructive questioning to determine the soundness of the students’ market analysis and to additionally focus their understanding of the global marketplace. An orientation session will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 8:30am.

Sign up here.

Thank you so much for supporting this incredible initiative for our students and our community. Learn more by visiting OCC’s website.

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