NAFTA, APEC & the new WTO agreements are revolutionizing international trade and creating millions of new import and export trade opportunities. Responsive to standards and demands of industry for training in this field, Vancouver Career College has partnered with FITT (Forum for International Trade Training), Canada’s national professional organization, to deliver the FITT skills program. The FITT skills program focuses on the practical aspects of international business, including logistics, nation-by-nation marketing opportunities, trade finance, market entry strategies and international management techniques.
All FITT skills courses meet the international standards of international business and trade training and are accredited by the International Association of Trade Training (IATTO), an association recognized in 26 countries worldwide. The FITT Diploma fulfills the educational requirements of the prestigious professional designation, the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) The CITP is the only professional designation for international trade in Canada and it identifies the designee as a qualified professional able to meet the challenges of today’s global marketplace.
Our International Trade program prepares students with the real world skills essential for international business success. Three content areas are emphasized throughout our entire program:
1) Students create a real-life business plan; by the end of the diploma program students can exhibit their skills to employers with a finished portfolio showcasing their talents in research, finance, international trade and business plan development.
2) Coursework that takes cross-cultural communication into special consideration so that graduates are prepared to work with ease in a global community.
3) Coursework focusing on the practical development of negotiation skills, ensuring graduates make effective arguments and are oriented towards a successful future in international business.
Graduates of the program will be able to work in, manage, or own an import or export business, whether it’s a small business or a multi-national trading company. Graduates will also be qualified to work in the areas of international research, international marketing, international buying, international banking, international sales, international contract management, freight forwarding and brokerage management. This program would also be an asset for those students applying for positions as customs agents, consulate officers and government trade officers.
-- Applicants must possess a high school diploma or meet the requirements for mature student status;
--Applicants must successfully pass the Vancouver Career College Admissions Test;
-- Applicants must successfully pass the FITT Written Portion exam;
-- International Students or Students without a Canadian High School Diploma must provide evidence of appropriate English language proficiency through one of the following:
a) Written 500 TOEFL (computer based TOEFL 173);
b) IELTS Band 5.5;
c) TOEIC 680; or
d) Minimum score 80/100 on the University of Michigan English Placement Test (EPT) administered on-site
(Students who do not meet one of the English Language requirements may complete ESL training through EMINATA+ Group ESL Division at Worldwide Language Institute; upon completion of Level 5, students may directly enter the program).
Certification Received - International Trade Diploma (FITT)