Going global can be a key to growing an entrepreneurial business or advancing a professional career. SBCC offers a convenient and rapid way to gain the vital global trade and export skills needed to enter the global market or take a career global. Trade Skills for Global Business Professionals, part of SBCC’s award-winning International Business program, is a six-week online course starting October 16.
Students will learn how exporting their goods and services will make their business more competitive, resulting in increased sales and profits, diversified and expanded markets, and increased market stability. The course is taught by SBCC faculty member Ray Bowman, who also serves as Executive Director of the Small Business Development Center of Ventura County.
Additionally, upon completing SBCC’s Trade Skills for Global Business Professionals course (IBUS 210, CRN #6233), participants are eligible for a stipend to cover the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) exam registration fee ($395 per person) to obtain the CGBP credential.
“The CGBP credential demonstrates proficiency and understanding of global commerce,” said Julie Samson, Executive Director of the Center of International Trade Development hosted by SBCC’s Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. “Having CGBP-certified members on your team is a great investment for businesses interested in growth through exports.” A limited number of stipends are available.
All students also have access to no-cost business consulting and coaching from the Scheinfeld Center’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for continued support during and after the semester.
Class registration is underway and the course begins Oct. 16. To apply to SBCC or to register for classes, visit www.sbcc.edu. If you are interested in the stipend, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “CGBP Stipend Request” in the subject line and state your professional role and motivation for attaining the CGBP credential.
About the 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. Participants can build their business in the classroom and shore up gaps in their entrepreneurial skill set through the Scheinfeld Center’s distinctive combination of coursework, business plan and pitch competitions, industry internships, no-cost business consulting, mentoring, networking, and post-start-up support through the Small Business Development Center. To learn more, visit www.scheinfeld.sbcc.edu or call 805.965.0581 ext. 3643.