Pic 3 Discover Global Markets Business ForumThe Center for International Trade Development (CITD) at Skyline College, hit the ground running this Spring 2015 semester by attending and launching events to build cross-regional partnerships with community colleges and businesses.

On February 9, 2015 the California Centers for International Trade Development convened in Santa Clara at the Discover Global Markets Business Forum for the US Commercial Service.  The BACITD was in attendance and was represented by Ms. Yvonne Reid, MS BA. Yvonne is currently Adjunct Faculty and Special Programs Coordinator for the CITD/Global Logistics Program under the GLPS division at Skyline College.  Yvonne joined other industry faculty and leaders in discussions on a number of topics, including “Tools of the Trade: Navigating Unchartered Waters—Assessing Emerging Business Risk Across the Supply Chain” and “Getting Your Foot in the Door—Leveraging Government Resources to Win Foreign Contracts.”

In collaboration with the statewide CITD, regional Centers displayed and shared literature with attendees from their respective locations across the state.  The BACITD provided information on our growing logistics program and on how we assist California business to expand internationally.

The Forum proved to be an ideal venue to meet Foreign Commercial Service Officers from U.S. embassies throughout the world. Further, it allowed the BACITD to connect with other industry exhibitors and conference attendees; thereby, expanding the network and establishing partnerships with numerous U.S. and Foreign businesses.

For more information on the CITD Global Logistics Program, please contact Yvonne Reid at reidy@smccd.edu or at 650-738-7098.

Article by Yvonne Reid