Center for International Trade Development
Inland Empire, CA 92518
Tel: (909) 486-3344
The CITD Mission
We invest in California's economic growth and global competitiveness through industry-specific education, training and services that contribute to a highly skilled and productive workforce.
Established in 1989, the California Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) were funded by the Chancellor’s Office of the State of California to promote the state’s international trade and competitiveness, assist exporters and importers, and advance economic and job growth. The CITDs assist California business to expand internationally as well as help colleges become more globalized.
The California CITDs had offices across the state and used to provide a full range of trade assistance services to companies and individuals in the state of California. All services were either free or low cost. Whether you are new or experienced in export or import, small or large, CITD has experts and resources ready to help you. Our free or low-cost programs and services include one-on-one technical assistance and consulting, market research, training and educational programs, trade leads and special events. The CITD was a place to learn about international matchmaking events and other programs taking place both in California and abroad.
Key services include:
Deliver - Export and Import Programs to Create Jobs
Inform - Career Pathways and Technical Assistance
Expand - Global Trade Curriculum and International Marketing Opportunities
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are
Give Priority for jobs and the economy
Make Room for jobs and the economy
Promote Student Success
Innovate for jobs and the economy
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation. It is composed of 72 districts and 114 colleges serving to 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training basic skill courses in English and math and prepare students for transfer to 4-year colleges and universities. The Chancellor's Office provides leadership, advocacy, and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.