participants at CITD Event
Pictured from left to right, Gilbert Pete, Coordinator, Workforce & Economic Development | Linked Learning, Sean Glumace, K-14 Career Pathways – Statewide Technical Assistance Provider, Yvonne Reid, Skyline College CITD Director & DSN-Global Trade & Logistics, and Alpha Lewis, Skyline College GLPS, CITD, & BUS Adjunct Faculty, GLPS African Diaspora Coordinator.

On Thursday September 15, 2016, the Center for International Trade Development Director, Yvonne Reid, accompanied by GLPS faculty Alpha Lewis and Cheryl Ajirotutu, attended the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) 2016-17 San Francisco Roundtable Season Kickoff event at the Port of Oakland. The San Francisco Roundtable provides learning opportunities, access to innovation leaders, and best-practices for supply chain professionals in nine counties throughout the greater Bay Area.

The CSCMP event showcased a partnership between CenterPoint Properties (represented by Brian McKiernan, Sr. Vice President of Development) and the Port of Oakland (represented by Chris Lytle, Executive Director). This informative affair was highlighted by a lively Q&A session on new opportunities at the Port of Oakland. The event was sponsored by Silicon Valley corporations Google Inc. and RK Group. Further, the event created an atmosphere for employers and community colleges, and workforce development providers to network and discuss collaboration opportunities for K-14 and community college students.

Yvonne and Alpha were excited to report that a new Global Trade and Logistics (GTLP) CITD program curriculum has been approved by Skyline College’s Business and Industry Leaders Advisory Forum (BILAF) and that three new International Business courses will be launched in Spring 2017. Attendees at the event were excited to learn about how the well-designed curriculum fits the needs of industry and will equip Skyline College students with 21st century GTL workforce skills, abilities, and knowledge, to secure employment.

For more information about the CITD and the Global Trade & Logistics Program, please contact Yvonne Reid, MS BA at, telephone: 650-738-7098.

Article by Alpha Lewis | Photos by Paul Hendrycks