UST GS to offer Certificate courses in Export and International Trade, Linguistic Research in 2020

The UST Graduate School (GS) through the Center for Continuing Professional Education and Development (CCPED) will offer new certificate programs beginning 2020, according to Graduate School Dean Prof. Michael Anthony C. Vasco, Ph.D. These agreements were between UST GS CCPED and with the World Trade Center Metro Manila and the Linguistic Society of the Philippines. 

Post Bacc certificate course in Export and International Trade 

In an agreement signed with the World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) through RX International Events and Marketing Consultancy (RX), the University of Santo Tomas will offer Certificate for International Trade (CIT) as a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Export and International Trade (PBCEIT). It will be administered by the UST Graduate School Center for Continuing Professional Education and Development (CCPED) beginning January 2020.

In a ceremony held at the UST Graduate School, the partnership between WTCMM and UST was signed to seal the contract between the two parties. Present were:  WTCMM Sr. Manager Ms. Sheryl Santos, WTCMM VP Ms. Lila P. Cailles, WTCMM President Ms. Pamela D. Pascual, RX President and CEO Ms. Xialemeer Valdeavilla, RX Chairman Dr. Robert Sy, UST Graduate School Dean Prof. Michael Anthony C. Vasco, Ph.D., and UST CCPED Director Assoc. Prof. Jocelyn F. Agcaoili. 

The WTCMM’s CIT Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Export and International Trade (PBCEIT) is an educational program that provides cost-efficient, quick, yet effective and pragmatic approach to professionalize one’s business skills and knowledge and allow one to manage and do business on a global perspective. It is the core operational qualification for international trade professionals that gives a complete fundamental knowledge on operational and marketing requirements in order to exchange goods and services between countries.

 The WTCMM CIT program to be offered in the Philippines is modelled after similar programs offered by WTC Denver, WTC Mumbai and WTC Winnipeg.  The CIT Professional trade designation is earned by completing courses and meeting standards and requirements set by the WTCMM and granted to one who has acquired a comprehensive set of skills enabling one to assess and evaluate the opportunities available, as well as risks associated with international trade. 

Aside from the Certificate, participants who complete the eight-day program and successfully defend their business plan may use the initials CITP after their names.  Furthermore, if they enroll in the UST Graduate School, the certificate may be credited as a 3-unit cognate course under the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program.

Certificate Programs on Linguistic Research    

The Linguistic Society of the Philippines (LSP), the premier organization of linguists and language specialists in the country has forged a partnership with the UST Graduate School Center for Continuing Professional Education and Development to offer and conduct Certificate Programs on the following learning tracks: technologies in conducting linguistic research, language documentation, and corpus-based research. The intensive program which is slated to commence in June 2020, aims to provide linguists, teachers, language scholars, researchers, cultural workers and policy makers with necessary technological scaffolding for the documentation of languages through the introduction of software that can aid in organizing and processing data gathered from the field.

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