Thompson Rivers University

TRU offers free international trade seminar next Monday

February 7, 2007

KAMLOOPS – TRU’s School of Business & Economics and the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) will present a free International Trade information session next Monday.

The information seminar will focus on the merits of obtaining a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation, a prestigious credential which attests to individuals’ solid international business skills and experience and the highest level of professional accreditation available to international business and trade professionals in Canada.

“FITT was established in 1992 to address the need for certification and top-quality training programs in global business. We have quickly become the leading organization in the world (and the only organization in Canada) to accredit a professional designation – the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) – to international trade practitioners, and have built over a decade of success in curriculum development,” explained Darcy Ferron, CITP – Director, Business Development for FITT.

“Our mission is to prepare individuals and businesses to compete in global markets. We do this by partnering with over 60 educational institutions across Canada in the delivery of our core program, FITTskills, or by recognizing the partner’s educational program as meeting some or all of the CITP competencies,” he said.

TRU is an educational partner with FITT and offers courses that lead to this valuable designation, including Marketing Research, International Business, International Marketing, Global Management, International Trade Finance, International Trade Law and Logistics and Global Entrepreneurship.

Local businesspeople and others interested in the growing field of international trade who would like to explore the possibility of obtaining the CITP designation, or find out more about FITT, are invited to attend the seminar, which will be held at 5:30 pm Feb. 12 in TRU’s Old Main Building, Room 2621.

For more information, please call Giuseppe Liberatore (School of Business and Economics) at 250-828-5257 or check the FITT website at: