San Diego CITD Update
May 2019
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Two Southwestern College Students Received the SCPro Fundamentals Comprehensive Certification

Two students from Southwestern  College  passed and received all eight certifications from the SCPro  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

2019 North County Business Educators and Industry Roundtable Hosted by Palomar College and NCHEA

On April 10, 2019, the CITD participated in the North County Business Educators and Industry Roundtable hosted by Palomar College and North County Higher Education Alliance (NCHEA) an organization that includes, CSU San Marcos, MiraCosta College and Palomar College. The Roundtable served as an Advisory between educational institutions and industry.      

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

SCLAP Apprentices Receive Their First SCPro Fundamentals Industry-Recognized Certification from CSCMP

A group of apprentices from the Supply Chain and Logistics Apprenticeship Program (SCLAP) for Cargo and Freight Agent at Southwestern College passed and received their first industry-recognized certification from the SCProTM Fundamentals Supply Chain Certification 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
EXPORTECH Website Features San Diego CITD and EXPORTECH Event

The   California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)  EXPORTECH  website posted the San Diego CITD overview of the October 2018 Baja Trade Tour on both the CMTC exporting and events pages. 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 and best export practices. View this post on the EXPORTECH website  and this weblink.

California Online Global Program

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 California Online Global Program   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

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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.