Center for International Trade Development (CITD)

 

The California Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) are funded by the Chancellor's Office of the State of California to promote the state's international trade and competitiveness, assist exporters and importers, and advance economic and job growth.

The CITD's first obligation is economic development through international trade, by providing one-on-one consulting to small- and medium-sized companies located in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties.The CITD located at Skyline College contributes to the academic environment of the College, as well as, the economic growth of the Bay Area through an array of services and programs.

The CITD also contributes to the academic/learning environment at Skyline College, as well as, throughout the Bay Area through the development of new degree and certificate programs that impact the community and create opportunity for economic viability of the Bay Area.

Additionally, the CITD works with different community-colleges in the Bay Area to develop international exchange programs that further expose the institutions, as well as, the Bay Area communities to the global world.

The CITD at Skyline College has established partnerships with different community-based organizations and economic development groups to develop and/or implement cutting edge training programs that target elevate the economic potentials of the often ignored communities in the Bay Area.

The combination of all CITD activities and community involvement helps manufacturing and technology-based industries compete successfully in the rapidly changing global economy/markets.



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