CITD at Hannover Messe 2016Skyline College Center for International Trade Development (CITD) Director, Yvonne Reid, continues her strides to globalize the college; promoting an exchange of information and resources among global business education professionals. CITD partnership and collaboration efforts began early this year and spanned the regional, national, and international circuits.

Regional Collaborations Snapshot:

  • Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) “Grow California Business” Summit Series to share business models to help small business owners and entrepreneurs access resources.
  • Application Workshops—Community Colleges Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Program meeting with Von Ton-Quinlivan and region BACCC discussing state budget funds available to colleges that articulate a compelling plan for adopting or expanding two or more high-impact strategies that transform basic skills outcomes.
  • At the Oakland Youth Career Expo 2016 CITD hosted a booth to engage youth ages 16-24; including 15 high school. Over 1500 youths were exposed to hearing about the initiatives to provide access to jobs, industry specific internships, and other work-based learning experiences for youth.
  • Irish Technology Leadership Group hosted Silicon Valley Global Awards led by Chairman Dr. Craig R. Barrett, First Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness awarding technology leaders in Silicon Valley for the innovative technological contributions.

National Collaborations Snapshot:

Understanding Labor Market Supply and Demographics while working to advance sector strategies under WIOA, CITD joined national conversations to establish a shared sector partnership Work Plan leveraging resources to conduct outreach and engagement of sector employers.

Global Collaboration Snapshot

After receiving the 2015-16 CA State Trade Export Program funds, CITD was pleased to assist 8 California Exporter companies host an exhibit booth at Hannover Messe 2016; world’s largest industrial trade fair in Hannover Germany. Over 190,000 visitors came to give their companies a head start into the digital future.  More exhibitors and visitors than ever before from China and the USA crowded onto the exhibition grounds. And never before have so many political decision-makers and corporate CEOs from the industrial sector been represented at HANNOVER MESSE. The images showing German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama opening the trade show were seen around the world!

Article by Yvonne Reid