Industry sources believe that employment growth for this occupational group will be above average. New positions are being created as trade grows. According to industry sources, finding qualified workers to fill openings in this field is difficult.
Brokers must offer their customers a high level of service by using the most up-to-date knowledge and tools. New methods allow brokers to be more productive and to respond to market conditions faster.
International Trade and Business Management employees work in importing and exporting all kinds of goods. They prepare and process import/export documents and other forms for clients, according to customs regulations, laws and procedures. They arrange for the payment of fees associated with transporting, storing and importing goods. They also provide advice to clients on export and import restrictions, tariff systems, letters of credit, insurance requirements, and other customs-related matters. In some cases, they may represent clients before administrative tribunals or in other dealings with government officials. Most use computerized information management systems and online computer networks, such as the internet, to communicate and gather information.
This program gives the student the necessary skills to be competitive.
Sprott Shaw College has partnered with FITT to offer the FITTskills program. FITT (Forum for International Trade Training) is an international trade training and professional certification body. As the only organization of its kind in the world, FITT sets the standards and designs the training programs leading to the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.
FITTskills is a highly practical, hands-on series of courses that focus on the fundamental aspects of international business. Students may register for these courses as part of our International Trade programs. Upon successful completion of each of the six (6) courses, students can elect to write an exam administered by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) in pursuit of an additional FITT Diploma in International Trade, which fulfills the educational requirement of the CITP designation.
The CITP designation is earned by obtaining the FITT diploma and meeting standards and requirements set by FITT. These requirements are:
- Complete the educational requirement by achieving the FITT diploma;
- Complete or prove a minimum of one year, full-time, international trade work experience;
- Agree to the Standards of Ethical Conduct;
- Pay the annual dues and maintain the membership in good standing; and
- Engage in ongoing professional development.
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Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Prepare and process import/export documents and other forms
- Adhere to customs regulations, laws and procedures
- Arrange for the payment of fees associated with transporting, storing and importing goods
- Provide advice to clients on export and import restrictions, tariff systems, letters of credit, insurance requirements and other customs-related matters
- Productively use MS Office, including Word, Excel and Access
- Communicate effectively using various communication channels