ERIC Number: ED309815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Delaware County Community College Business and International Education Program.
Delaware County Community Coll., Media, PA.
In 1987, Delaware County Community College (DCCC) initiated the Delaware Valley Trade Enhancement Project, comprising a number of activities to promote the involvement of local firms in international trade. One of the first activities of the Delaware Valley Trade Enhancement project was a survey of over 6,000 small and medium-sized businesses in the area to determine the type of international business programs that would best serve their needs. Survey responses indicated that many of the companies expected to expand their international activities within the next five years and that they wished to enhance their employees' knowledge and skills related to international business. Subsequently, an International Trade Series targeted to small businesses was initiated, including workshops on "Importing/Exporting for the Entrepreneur,""How to Finance Your Exports Using Letters of Credit," and "How to Successfully Ship Your Product for Export." A curriculum development component of the project resulted in the development of two international business courses, in-service programs for business faculty on international trade practices and issues, and the enhancement of the library's collection of materials on international trade. A final aspect of the project focused on strengthening relations with the National Luen-Lin Institute of Technology in Taiwan, the college's "sister institution," and establishing links with Taiwanese trade organizations that could help small firms in Delaware Valley develop export businesses. Appendixes include the business survey instrument, a brochure for DCCC's Small Business Management program, and course syllabi. (JMC)
Descriptors: Business Education, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Curriculum Development, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, International Trade, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Small Businesses, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware County Community Coll., Media, PA.