South Central Coast Center for International Trade Development

The South Central Coast Center for International Trade Development (CITD) promotes economic and workforce development in our region’s global trade and logistics industry by forging relationships between educators, career counselors, and businesses, and providing tools and resources to ensure that our region’s educational opportunities in global trade and logistics align with current and emerging workforce needs. We also collaborate with other organizations to promote the state’s international trade and competitiveness.

Our Services

One-on-one business consulting for businesses that are expanding internationally

Low-cost or no-cost training programs including export and import workshops

Export and import education programs for businesses and entrepreneurs

Professional development programs in global trade and logistics for high school and community college educators

Programs and resources for incumbent workers

Preparation program for the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) industry-certified credential

Access to qualified college students for internships

Collaborators

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Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a hub for entrepreneurial development within the South Central Coast community and is a resource for model programs for other California community college districts. The Scheinfeld Center trains global entrepreneurs using a comprehensive approach to academics, hands-on experience, and support. The Scheinfeld Center hosts the Santa Barbara County SBDC and the South Central Coast CITD.

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Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

The Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the Ventura County EDC-SBDC, the Los Angeles Regional Network, and the national Small Business Administration (SBA), providing individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses with no-cost business counseling, coaching, non-credit classes, workshops and training sessions. The nationwide network of SBDC’s provides a comprehensive small business assistance network to represent the interests of members by promoting and informing entrepreneurs about business ownership and ways to remain competitive in a dynamic global economy

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The California CITD Network

Established in 1989, the network of twelve California CITDs are 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.

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California State Chancellor’s Office

The Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework and Strong Workforce Program of the California State Chancellor’s office invests in California’s economic growth and global competitiveness through industry-specific partnerships, education, training and services that contribute to a highly skilled and productive workforce.

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California Community Colleges

California Community College network is  the largest system of higher education in the nation. It is composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills courses in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-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.