Celebrating World Trade Month, CITD looks at a new direction

The significance of global trade has been heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we begin “World Trade Month,” we and many others are looking at global trade in new ways.  For the Sacramento CITD, this means looking at how we can best serve students and support instructors in meeting the challenges of the new global environment while supporting our community and enabling our business clients’ continued exports.

To that end, we intend to add new programming and focus in the months ahead.  Here’s the beginning of our new framework for serving students, faculty and regional businesses by providing connections to:

  • Industry collaborations and on-the-job work experience;
  • Incumbent worker education and professional industry certifications;
  • Local and cross-border experiential learning activities and opportunities.

In the months ahead, we’ll be discussing these in more detail.We look forward to supporting our partners and developing new connections as we innovate in this new global environment.

-Sam Driggers, CEcD, Interim Director, Sacramento CITD

NOTE: The World Trade Month Association has been assembling a calendar of events scheduled for the month that highlights the importance of international trade and teaches us to be betters exporters and importers. Calendar. Also, As part of World Trade Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration, along with several other federal agencies, will conduct a four-part webinar series entitled, “Go Global” starting May 9.  This online program aims to help participants gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success. Calendar