Tacoma Community College, the World Trade Center Tacoma and their partners are again offering an eight-week international trade certificate program in 2004. The seminar series will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 6 at the new World Trade Center offices, 950 Pacific Ave., Tacoma.
Designed for business and industry professionals seeking to expand their opportunities in international trade activities, the program will provide fundamental knowledge needed to succeed in the international trade field. A certificate will be issued for successful completion of at least six sessions, and two continuing education units (CEUs) will be issued for completion of the entire series.
Taught by business and professional experts, topics will include export market entry and marketing mix; transportation, logistics and documentation; legal, tax, financing and payment; and importing, culture and protocol.
Its a well-rounded program for beginners or for a company looking to expand, said Rob C. Harkins of Sysco Food Services, who participated in the 2003 program.
The registration fee for the eight-session series and course materials is $350 for members of the World Trade Center Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and other partnering organizations, or $450 for non-members. Participants may also register for individual sessions $65 per session for members of the World Trade Center Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and other partnering organizations, or $75 for non-members.
For more information, visit www.tacoma.ctc.edu/itrade; contact Jim Wiek, TCC Global Business program chair, at 253/566-5257 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or call TCCs Continuing Education office at 253/566-5020.
The seminar schedule is as follows:
– April 6 – Program Overview and Introduction to Exporting;
– April 13 – Planning Export Market Entry;
– April 20 – Export Marketing Mix Considerations;
– April 27 – Export Transportation, Logistics & Documentation;
– May 4 – Trade Finance Payment Methods and Legal Issues;
– May 11 – Tax and Accounting Issues and Trade Credit Risk Management;
– May 18 – Principles of Importing; and
– May 25 – Culture and Protocol Considerations.