• KITA Holds Graduation and Opening Ceremonies of GTEP
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    KITA Holds Graduation and Opening Ceremonies of GTEP


    - Produced 557 graduates of 12th GTEP… Will strengthen e-commerce and on-the-job training for 786 participants of 13th GTEP -



    The Korea International Trade Association (chairman, Kim Young-joo) will hold the 12th graduation ceremony and the 13th opening ceremony of the 'Global Trade Experts incubating Program (GTEP)' at COEX in Samseong-dong on March 29th with some 400 participants including the professors and students from universities all over the country.



    GTEP is a representative training program in which 20 universities nationwide participate to foster practical trade professionals. The Korea International Trade Association and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy have been operating the program since 2007. To date, the program has produced about 7,400 graduates and of these, 640 people with excellent grades have been certified as "Regional Trade Experts".



    Over the last 15 months, the students in the 12th training program have completed a total of more than 480 hours of specialized courses, including local language, trade convention, market characteristics, e-commerce and on-site training practices focusing on 6 selected regions such as Southeast Asia, Latin America and India and supported the export marketing activities of industry-academia cooperation companies. 



    Park Chul-yong, head of the Global Training Center at the Trade Academy, said, "Since the scale of the 13th GTEP has been significantly expanded with 786 participating students, we will make sure that more practical industry-university cooperation will be carried out, by more focusing on e-commerce training as well as on-the-job training.”



    On the other hand, Park Jae-young, an official at the Trade Policy Division of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, will present the commendation of the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy to 10 people, including the university professors and the CEOs of industry-academia cooperation companies who have contributed to fostering trade human resources. 


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