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UTSA International Trade Center conducts SBDC training module in Mexico

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(June 13, 2012) -- Senior international business consultants Monica Alcoz and Julio Garcia de las Mestas conducted the second training module on how to run a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Toluca, Mexico, from May 30 to June 1.

Directors and consultants of the Mexican SBDC Network received the training, which included group working sessions focused on real consulting cases and on how to manage them to create and capture economic impact. The training included a half-day group session concentrating on developing strategic plans for the participants' centers. The training was hosted by the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEMEX) and by the Mexican Association of SBDCs (AMCDPE).

"We were pleased to have a group of 108 attendees from over 20 higher education institutions," said Cliff Paredes, director of the International Trade Center. "Our presentations allowed us to share our experience helping small businesses through consulting and training programs that create economic impact."

Mexico continues to lead the SBDC expansion in the Americas with 108 SBDC centers throughout the country and more than a 1,200 staff trained through customized training sessions.

For more information on SBDC development abroad, visit the SBDC Global website.

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The International Trade Center at UTSA is the largest and most successful trade assistance organization in Texas. It helps companies become globally competitive through technical trade consulting, customized market research and innovative training programs. The center is a specialty program of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. Follow us on Twitter @TexasTrade.

To receive pictures or more information, contact Doug CohenMiller at 210-458-2473.

 

 

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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