Note: Certification offered by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT)
In partnership with the Forum for International Trade Training, the Peter Thomson Centre for Venture Development offers the FITTskills program for working professionals who want to increase their skills and knowledge in key topics of international trade.
To become effective players in the international economy, organizations need to adapt to new realities and adopt a global outlook. Statistics show that increased involvement in international trade will contribute to economic development and job creation. In addition, today’s knowledge intensive economies demand more flexible, multi-skilled business professionals and managers on site and in the boardroom. Meeting these skills requirements is possible through the FITTskills program.
The FITTskills program consists of eight courses that focus on the practical aspects of international business. It is an essential toolkit, based on everyday, real-life examples of what works and what doesn't in the field of international trade.
Course topics include:
Who Should Register?
The FITTskills program is specifically designed for:
How do I apply?
There is no requirement to submit a formal application for the FITTskills program. Students can go ahead and register for upcoming courses offered through part-time studies.
Do I have to take the courses in order?
FITTskills courses can be taken as a comprehensive package or individually, and in any order. FITT recommends that students planning to complete the entire program complete Global Business Environment first and finish with International Trade Management.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
Graduates can put their expertise to valuable use as employees of corporations involved in global markets, as individuals committed to exploring global opportunities, or as business and operations professionals working with firms venturing into the global economy.
Who will I learn from?
Our instructors are working international trade professionals in the Greater Vancouver area and most have been teaching the FITT courses for a number of years. Each course is taught by a different instructor based on his or her area of expertise, bringing real-world knowledge and experience into the classroom.
Program Assistant - Peter Thomson Centre for Venture Development
604-432-8298 | Simonetta_Mezzomo@bcit.ca
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