IEA Launches New Certificate in International Business to Support Essential Sector Upgrading

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  • 8 weeks The course will introduce practical training in sustainability skills
  • Certificate accredited by TU Dublin
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has launched its Certificate in International Trade, which includes a new module on sustainability in international trade. The certificate will provide practical knowledge and professional training for professionals working or aspiring to work in international trade or supply chain management. The course will provide participants with an overview of international trade regulations and explore some of the key sustainability issues and challenges facing the industry. Participants will be able to apply the learning directly and quickly to their business.

Accredited by Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), the course consists of six modules with six days of interactive training delivered by expert trainers with decades of experience in international trade, supply chain management and sustainable business. The Certificate in International Business will also equip participants with knowledge of how to apply sustainable principles in their roles and inspire them to take action to promote practical steps to lead a sustainability underpinned agenda in their business and wider industry. .

Course participants will receive an accredited certificate at Level 6 on the TU Dublin National Qualifications Framework. The Certificate in International Trade is of interest to exporting and importing companies wishing to deepen their knowledge of the evolution of international trade rules. It is also an opportunity for ambitious professionals to upskill or for those seeking employment in the supply chain and trade industries to prepare to enter this workforce.

Commenting on the new scheme, Simon McKeever, chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association, said: “The Certificate in International Trade provides individuals with the practical skills to understand what is needed to ensure the rapid movement of goods across borders. This course is a key platform for the IEA to inform and educate the international trading community. With this certificate, companies can also develop a culture of sustainability and climate-conscious thinking at the very heart of their work. We are delighted to have partnered with TU Dublin to accredit this course. I am convinced that the course meets the vital needs of economics in teaching key skills to international business professionals.

Dr Roisin Donnelly, Director of the School of Management at TU Dublin, added: “Supply chain disruption looks set to continue with global issues far from resolved and planning for supply and demand in this still uncertain environment remains a major challenge for businesses in 2022 and beyond. This certificate can help provide respite to the already stressed international trade sector by providing practical skills and knowledge to professionals working or aspiring to work in international trade or supply chain management and operations.

To register for the Certificate in International Trade, please email [email protected]

The course will run for 8 weeks starting on the 28the September 23 to September 23rd November. This will include 6 full days of lectures every Wednesday







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