The Center for International Trade Development (CITD) initiative was presented with the Presidential "E" Award at the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Board of Governors meeting on July 8th in Sacramento.
The award, created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, recognizes persons, firms, or organizations that make significant contributions to increasing U.S. exports.
There are nine CITD's across the state that provide international trade assistance to thousands of small and medium-sized businesses each year. Representatives from the centers were in attendance to receive the award from Chancellor Brice Harris and Board of Governors President Manuel Baca. Southwestern College President, Melinda Nish, and CITD Director, Victor Castillo, accepted the Presidential "E" Award on behalf of the San Diego CITD.