Global Trade & Logistics

Centers for International Trade Development (CITD)

Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) is an integral part of the California Community Colleges and its Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework, investing funding and resources in global trade and logistics.

You may tap our many resources and services in two ways.

#1 Become a Doing What Matters Business Partner: If you are interested in advising our regional teams about how to leverage funding and design curriculum to meet the needs of the global trade and logistics industry, contact our Sector Navigator below.

#2 Tap into our Global Trade and Logistics Services: EWD's industry-specific workforce services are coordinated by Deputy Sector Navigators who align community college and other workforce development resources with the needs of industry sectors that result in highly specialized industry training, technical consulting and business development. Global Trade and Logistics businesses can access the Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) that are dedicated to serving California's international trade companies with innovative solutions that are unique and customized to your business.

The CITD has 10 community college based locations across California that assist businesses in expanding globally, assist individuals and students to advance their knowledge of global business and help colleges internationalize their curriculum. The Centers also manage the California State Trade and Export Promotion program (California STEP) which is one of the largest state-based export promotion efforts in the United States.
CITD services include:

  • Export and import education programs for businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Faculty development programs targeting Community College faculty interested in global business
  • Programs that prepare students and individuals to obtain industry-certified credentials, such as the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP), and Customs House Broker (CHB) exams
  • Export promotion assistance for companies expanding globally – business matchmaking and trade missions
  • "Help Desk" to ask questions about international trade and help solve international business transaction challenges

The CITDs have been the recipient of three (3) Presidential “E-Awards” for Export Service Excellence (2001, 2011 and 2013), and have successfully implemented projects/grants from U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Labor, US Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The CITDs maintain active working relationships with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, the Export Import Bank of the United States, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and others to deliver impactful programs that help advance California’s economy.

Deliver – Export and Import Programs

Inform – Transaction & Regulatory Assistance

Expand – International Marketing Opportunities & Resources

Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) Website:

Centers for International Trade Development (CITD)
A California Community Colleges program

Contact Information

Sector Navigator

Statewide Sector Navigator

Jeffrey Williamson
Phone: (951) 571-6458

Doing What MATTERS for Business & Industry
Sector Navigator

Deputy Sector Navigators

Region A
Northern Inland
Northern Coastal
Greater Sacramento

Angela Cordell
Phone: 916-205-6473

Brooks Ohlson
Phone: 916-563-3222

Region B
SF/San Mateo, East Bay, Silicon Valley
North Bay, Santa Cruz/Monterey

Petural “PJ” Shelton
Phone: 925-575-0484

Yvonne Reid
Phone: 650-738-7117

Region C
Central Valley
Mother Lode

Jeanette Benson
Phone: 209-384-5892

Region D
South Central Coast

Julie Samson
Phone: 805-965-0581 x 3643

Region E
San Diego/Imperial

Victor Castillo
Phone: 619-482-6494

Region F
Inland Empire Desert

Robert Corona
Phone: 951-571-6443

Region G
Los Angeles

Orange County

Leah Goold-Haws
Phone: 562-938-3240

Lynn Stewart
Phone: 714-564-5419

CITD Centers

State Center Community College District - CITD

Alicia Rios, Director
390 West Fir Avenue, Bldg. B, Suite 303
Clovis, CA 93611
Phone: 559-324-6401
Fax: 559-324-6492

El Camino College - CITD

Bronwen Madden, Acting Director
13430 Hawthorne Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Phone: 310-973-3173
Fax: 310-973-3132


College of the Canyons - CITD

Steve Tannehill, Director
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Phone: 661-362-5900
Fax: 661-362-5596

“The CITD provided business etiquette and other training to ensure the visit was a success, all free of charge.”

Frank Gayaldo, Jr.
Gayaldo Family Farms