Forum for International Trade Training Inc.

Forum for International Trade Training Inc.

April 03, 2007 10:42 ET

FITT: CITPs & Award Winners Recognized

VANCOUVER, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - April 3, 2007) - Members of Canada's international trade community came together last night at the 10th Annual FITT Gala Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of students and professionals alike.

The Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation was presented to newly-accredited CITPs. These individuals join the prestigious group of over 300 CITPs across Canada who are bringing a new level of expertise and accountability to the profession of international business and trade. As a CITP, these individuals demonstrate that they possess the necessary skills and experiences that today's businesses are seeking.

"As a CITP, I will be able to leverage my work experience and critical knowledge in very practical ways to develop my career in international business and contribute to my company's global business goals", says Amanda Bondar, a Process Specialist with RFind Systems Inc.

The FITT Education Awards were also presented to four students who participated in the FITTskills program, a practical, hands-on series of courses that focus on the fundamental aspects of international business. Presented for the first time, the FITT Achievement Award recognizes a full-time student who demonstrates initiative in promoting international trade in their community, college or university.

"The commitment of our partners - Export Development Canada, Scotiabank and Team Canada Inc - for these awards helps us to promote quality international trade training", says Caroline Tompkins, President of FITT. "International trade training benefits the individual, their employer and ultimately, the Canadian economy."

FITT equips individuals and businesses with the practical skills they need to succeed in today's competitive global marketplace. As Canada's international trade training and professional certification body - and the leading membership based organization of its kind in the world - FITT sets the standards and designs the training programs for the professional designation, Certified International Trade Professional (CITP). Centred on international trade best practices and delivered by a broad network of educational partners, FITT's quality training programs impart knowledge and practical skills that trade practitioners can apply immediately - providing competitive advantage and elevating their position in world markets.

Editors: A complete list of new CITPs and educational award winners and is

The 2006 FITT Educational Award winners are:

FITT Achievement Award:

Kari Spry of Cobourg, Ontario, who studies at Niagara College

Student of the Year Award, presented by EDC:

Carrie Goodge of Ottawa, Ontario, who completed her studies online.

International Business Plan Award, presented by Team Canada Inc:

Dorothy Stacey, CITP, of St. John's, Newfoundland, who completed her studies at
College of the North Atlantic.

International Marketing Plan Award, presented by Scotiabank:

Casey Schlegel, of Ottawa, Ontario, who studies at Algonquin College

The 2006 - 2007 CITPs

Sherilyn Acorn, CITP University of Prince Edwad Island

Cuneyt Akgol, CITP Canadian Tire Corporation

Ann Archer, CITP Thames Valley Processors

Syed Ashraf, CITP Canadian Homeopathic Inc.

Tommy Bigras, CITP World Wide Open Inc.

Amanda Bondar, CITP RFind Systems Inc.

Riad Bourouba, CITP Canadian World Services

Judith Bradt, CITP Summit Insight LLC

Jose Cardona, CITP Americas Vision Consulting

Teresa Charland, CITP Med-Eng Systems Inc.

Tahir Choudhary, CITP Maple Leaf Global Foods

Doriann Coombs, CITP Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Karine, Delchef, CITP Groupe Aldo inc.

Robert Dery, CITP Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Ronald Drisdelle, CITP Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation

Michael Fominoff, CITP Art In Motion

Allen Greenwood, CITP Canexus Chemicals Canada LP

Andrew Hickey, CITP JohnsonDiversey Canada, Inc.

Daniel Kingsley Jennings, CITP NxtPhase T&D Corporation

Ramasamy Karthikeyan, CITP Cutler Forest Products

Victor Khong, CITP MDA Geospatial Services Inc

Filip Luczak., CITP

Juwen Ma, CITP Jinpath Corp.

Melanie Michon, CITP Export Development Canada

Andrew Moase, CITP

Bethany Moir, CITP Visual Defence Inc.

Marie-Lucie Morin, CITP Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Jeanette Jian Ou, CITP In-Touch Enterprises Ltd.

Van Phan, CITP Mattel Canada Inc

Daniela Pirjol, CITP Seaspan Ship Management Ltd.

Peter Richardson, CITP iRM Global Initiatives Group

Laurie Richer, CITP IBM Canada

Nathalie Robichaud, CITP Ville de Shippagan

Rajeev Sinha, CITP UPS

Eric Smith, CITP E.D. Smith & Associates

Amit Sood, CITP

Dorothy Stacey, CITP Newfoundland & Labrador Organization for Women

Mario E. Vasquez, CITP Mario Vasquez Consulting Services

Ennio Vita-Finzi, CITP Groupe Phoenix-Paragon Group

David Wyber, CITP ecoZone International Inc.

Grace Zhang, CITP

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