San Diego CITD Update
April 2019
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MEXPORT 2019: The Premier Cross Border Business Expo 

Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce MEXPORT is the region's premier trade show promoting crossborder supplier opportunities with California's and Northwestern Mexico's manufacturing industry.

Take advantage of the matchmaking sessions to expand your business by becoming a supplier to global manufacturers. B2B Buyers confirmed: Samsung, Kyocera, Jensen Meat and Multiwin.

For additional information and to register,  click here

Three Palomar College Students Received the SCPro Fundamentals Comprehensive Certification

(Photo: (Left to right) Lourdes Runk, Palomar College Business Department Testing Center and Systems Administrator, Palomar College Student Lea Burkett; CITD Director Victor Castillo; Palomar College Student Craig Vossler; Jackie Martin, Professor and Chair of the Palomar College Business Administration Department and Business Administration Professor Alba-Maria Armistead)
Three students from  Palomar College  passed and received all eight certifications from the SCPro TM  Fundamentals Supply Chain Certification Program, a certificated program of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). 

SCPro Fundamentals Supply Chain Management Certifications

The  San Diego CITD is offering the opportunity for students and encumbent workers to earn an industry-recognized certification in Supply Chain Management. 

The  SCPro Fundamentals Supply Chain Certification Program is backed by the  Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and offers 8 different certification tracks. This completely online certification program is currently free to California Community College students enrolled in international business, business administration, business management, logistics and transportation, or manufacturing engineering technology programs. This is possible due to the  Industry Sector Projects in Common (ISPIC) grant awarded through the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

The certification modules include:
  • Supply Chain Management Principles
  • Customer Service Operations
  • Transportation Operations
  • Warehousing Operations
  • Demand Planning
  • Inventory Management
  • Manufacturing & Service Operations
  • Supply Management & Procurement
Each of these certifications is industry recognized and has proven to be beneficial as students move into the job search market or for existing workers to gain upward mobility. Students interested in this program will be able to start with the Supply Chain Management Principles module and if they pass the proctored exam, they can move forward with other certifications depending on their goals and interests. Students who pass and receive all 8 certifications will receive a CSCMP SCPro Fundamentals Comprehensive Certification.

For additional information about the program, please  visit

First CSCMP Supply Chain Career Fair and 3rd Annual Speed Networking Event

On March 13 2019,    The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) San Diego/Baja Roundtable  hosted their first career fair at the campus of ViaSat's new headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. Attending companies included: AupTix, Expeditors, National University, Panalpina, Petco, TrafficTech, University of San Diego, Traffic Tech, ViaSat, among others.

The Southwestern College SCLAP Apprenticeship Program Concludes the Second Module and the Third Cohort Started

The second module of the Supply Chain and Logistics Apprenticeship Program (SCLAP) for Cargo and Freight Agent at Southwestern College concluded with the participation of eleven apprentices. Apprentices from Casas International Brokerage, Inc. and Grupo- Logistics/Calexico Forwarding Inc. of California participated in the program. 

Supply Chain and Logistics Apprenticeship Program

The San Diego CITD's   Supply Chain and Logistics Apprenticeship Program  (SCLAP) is a State-approved program that combines paid on-the-job training with classroom lessons. Apprentices in the program work full-time and train for the Cargo and Freight Agent occupation while taking courses from  Southwestern College's International Logistics and Transportation Program These courses will count towards a degree or certificate in International Logistics and Transportation if the participants decides to take this option. Sample job titles for this occupation include: Cargo Agent, Documentation   Clerk, Freight Broker, Logistics Coordinator, and others.

Additionally, apprentices will have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications in supply chain management through the CITD's  SCPro Fundamentals certification program. A grant awarded to the San Diego CITD covers the cost of taking these courses for apprentices, including books and materials.

If you are an employer that hires personnel for this occupation and would like more information on how you can participate in this program, contact us at
First Annual North County Apprenticeship & Vocational Career EXPO

The first annual North County Apprenticeship & Vocational Training Programs, Career EXPO at Palomar College was a collaboration of the San Diego County Office of Education's Career Technical Education Department, Palomar College and the San Diego Workforce Partnership. The purpose of this event was to create awareness of San Diego's apprenticeship and vocational training programs.

EXPORTECH: Export Training Program That Helps You Increase Your Sales

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)  EXPORTECH is a comprehensive program designed for manufacturers to expand their global markets. The program brings together all of the elements to assist manufacturers in developing export plans that include assistance with logistics, distribution, country selection, fees, regulations, best products to export and much more.

For additional information and to register,  click here
California Online Global Program: Go Global with Website Localization and Online Marketing Webinar

The California Center for International Trade Development has joined up with IBT Online to help California Exporters optimize their international marketing efforts. Using case studies and practical examples, we share our experiences of how small-to-medium-sized companies use localized websites and international online marketing to grow their sales, brands and businesses globally.

For more information and access the webinar  click here .

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About the CITD

Expand your business through International Trade! 

The San Diego Center for International Trade Development (CITD) assists small and medium-sized enterprises expand internationally by providing low and no-cost programs and services including, one-on-one technical assistance and consulting, market research, training and educational programs, trade leads and special events.

International trade counseling is available by appointment at the following San Diego CITD Locations:

National City
Southwestern College Higher Education Center
National City
880 National City Blvd.
Suite 7100
National City, CA 91950   

Otay Mesa
SWC Higher Education Center Otay Mesa
8100 Gigantic Street
Room 4106
San Diego, CA 92154

For appointments, visit

The CITD initiative was awarded the prestigious Presidential "E" Award for its significant contribution to helping expand export trade.
Global Trade & Logistics

International Business and Logistics Programs at San Diego Community Colleges

Supply Chain Management Certifications Offered in Collaboration with the San Diego CITD

SCPro Fundamentals

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Supply Chain and Logistics 
Apprenticeship Program for Cargo and Freight Agents at Southwestern  College

Supply Chain and Logistics Apprenticeship Program 

California STEP , funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, facilitates export promotion activities, serving targeted industries to drive exports for small business.

California STEP Individual Company Export Promotion (ICEP) Program

California STEP Registration Form - 2019

CITD Border Export Program

Want to increase your sales by supplying to major international manufacturers?
The CITD  Border Export Program can help match you with manufacturers looking for your products and services.

California Export Guide
SDSU CIBER  in partnership with ThinkGlobal Inc.,, has launched the  California Export Guide , available in print and online. The colorful, magazine-style guide is a free resource for California exporters to find the tools they need to succeed in global markets.

Are you ready to pursue and win government contracts? If so, visit the  San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center(SDCOC), also known as the San Diego PTAC, is a resource partner of the San Diego CITD.



Reference in this newsletter to any specific commercial products, brand names, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the San Diego CITD, or its officers, employees or agents.