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Program develops multi-skilled supply chain managers
Discovery Community College launched its latest program, Advanced International Trade Management & Freight Forwarding Diploma.
“We are very proud of this comprehensive International Trade program, which has been developed in partnership with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA),” said Jamie Hartling, Director of New Programs and International Promotion. “The Supply Chain Management field is one of the fastest growing in Canada, with approximately 800,000 jobs across Canada and an annual vacancy rate of 10 per cent. Our program has been designed specifically to prepare our graduates to successfully enter this sector as flexible, multi-skilled business professionals.”
“I am extremely excited about this new program, which fills a real need in all the communities that we serve,” said Lois McNestry, President. “We are extemely proud of our 2012 Graduate employment rate of 96 per cent. Our priority is to prepare students for successful employment and I am confident that the Advanced International Trade Management & Freight Forwarding Diploma will produce highly employable graduates.”
The Advanced International Trade Management & Freight Forwarding Diploma is a 39 week program that includes a four week industry practicum. In addition to the Discovery Community College Diploma, graduates will also earn a Diploma in International Trade Management from FITT and a Certificate in International Freight Forwarding from CIFFA. Completion of the program also fulfills the educational requirement to earn the internationally recognized “Certified International Trade Professional” (CITP) designation.
About Discovery Community College (DCC)
Discovery Community College (DCC) is an accredited Private Post-Secondary Career College, with Campuses across Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. They offer diploma and certificate programs in healthcare, business, information technology and trades.
At Discovery the focus is on producing employable graduates. They feature small class sizes, industry current instructors and curriculum, and relevant job experience placements, maximizing graduate employability. Their 2012 Graduate employment rate of 96 per cent, and their six year average of 94 per cent, is one of the highest in North America.