San Diego CITD Update
March 2019
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CSCMP Supply Chain Career Fair

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is organizing a Supply Chain Career Fair on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Campus of ViaSat in Carlsbad. 

The event is directed to those interested in the Supply Chain field ranging from senior executives, middle managers, experienced professionals, and students. Attending companies include: AupTix, Expeditors, National University, Panalpina, Petco, TrafficTech, University of San Diego, Traffic Tech, ViaSat, among others. The event is free for attendees. 

Council of Suppply Chain Management Professionals Speed Networking Event

The Speed Networking Event, on the same day after the Supply Chain Career Fair, will give you the opportunity to build new connections.  This event is specifically for students interested in careers in the field of supply chain management and provides an opportunity to network with supply chain executives from leading companies in the San Diego region.  Executives in various supply chain management positions and industries will host tables and introduce themselves in a rotation format.  Register!

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

EXPORTECH: Export Training Program That Helps You Increase Your Sales

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.

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) works with a variety of partners to deliver this comprehensive training program with proven results. On average, participating manufacturers generate $770,000 in new export sales.

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

Companies from California exported to over 190 countries last year. While that is an impressive global footprint, it can also mean that resources are stretched. As a California Exporter, how can you make sure you are optimizing your business resources? Localized websites and online marketing are essential tools for exporting in today's world, but which markets should you focus on and which media platforms perform best for California Exporters?

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 click here.

MEXPORT 2019 is Coming!

Save the date for MEXPORT 2019! 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.

For additional information and to register,  click here

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
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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.