(Feb. 28, 2013) -- In partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service San Antonio Export Assistance Center, the International Trade Center at UTSA will offer training for international business professionals who plan to sit for the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) exam. The four-part training series begins March 28 at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
The CGBP credential is issued by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) International and was developed to codify and strengthen the fundamental knowledge of international business professionals. Passing the CGBP exam demonstrates that an individual has a high-level understanding of international logistics, global marketing, international finance and global management. The International Trade Center will offer top industry experts in the field to walk participants through these four international business subject areas.
There are three levels of participation for the series. Trainees can attend a single module for $225 or all four modules for $745.
They also have the option to work with the U.S. Commercial Service through its Gold Key Matchmaking Service, a program for U.S. companies to meet qualified trade partners in foreign countries. Through the Gold Key Matchmaking Service, the U.S. Commercial Service arranges business meetings with pre-screened contacts, representatives, distributors, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners for U.S. companies that are expanding into new international markets. The full series and the Gold Key Matchmaking Service cost $995.
"We were the first organization in the U.S. to provide training for the CGBP exam, starting in 2005. Our experience is demonstrated in our higher-than-average pass rate for our trainees, 88 percent, as compared to the national average of 75 percent. As an organization, we not only have a nationally recognized CGBP training program, but our entire consulting staff has acquired the CGBP credential," said Cliff Paredes, director of the International Trade Center.
The International Trade Center at UTSA is one of the largest and most successful trade assistance organizations in Texas. It helps companies become globally competitive through technical trade consulting, customized market research and innovative training programs. The center is a specialty SBDC program in the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. Follow us on Twitter (@TexasTrade) and like us on Facebook.
The UTSA Office of Veteran and Military Affairs is hosting a day full of outreach events and activities by the U.S. Navy as part of a larger Navy presence in San Antonio called Navy Week with various events in the community through Feb. 25.
Student Union Paseo and Convocation Center entrance, Main Campus
Join this interactive play that is a courtroom drama and the audience is the jury. Discussion and will follow.
Student Union, Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Langston Clark, UTSA assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition will discuss exploring the historical context for the role of black athletes in contemporary social movements.
John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
The UTSA African American Studies program invites speakers from the leading African American Fraternities and Sororities for a panel discussion of the history of each organization and to enlighten the audience about the community service, academic purpose, professionalism and ethical roots of each group.
Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
MuTe Fest is a celebration of original music and technology. Three days of concerts, sessions, and informative lectures will offer a unique experience of musical works created by fellow UTSA students and the chance to gain valuable knowledge about music technology.
Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
UTSA Libraries hosts Assistant Professor Ian Caine for his lecture, Architectural Postcards from Space, as part of the popular Pizza + Research series. Pizza will be served while supplies last.
Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
The theme of this year’s symposium is Black & Brown Futures. The free event will give UTSA students and the community the opportunity to meet and hear national scholars talk about current research and academic trends relevant to the lives of African Americans in the United States.
Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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