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The International Education Center

Education that is relevant, current, and useful is at the core of WTC-KY missions. Focused on providing quality programming, the International Education Center strives to assist Kentucky enterprises to develop a highly qualified and globally competitive workforce. Our goal is to build the capacity to conduct trade at all levels of an organization. From the university classroom to the factory warehouse, from the sales floor to the corporate board room, the International Education Center has something for everyone.

Finding and developing your workforce can be challenging for global companies.  We offer our training off-site at locations across Kentucky and we can schedule on-site training on topics specific to your company.  If you are hiring new employees or wanting to train existing ones, the World Trade Center Kentucky is an excellent training partner to develop specific trade skills including cultural awareness. Our Training Request Form is a great way to help us understand your company's training needs.  Download a copy by clicking here.  If you have questions, contact Omar Ayyash, President.


International Trade Certification

Built specifically for the trade practitioner, this three day program, which leads to the certification of International Commerce Specialist, is taught by local experts from banking, tax, legal, customs compliance, market intelligence, freight forwarding, customs brokerage and government. Participants must score 70% or higher on an on-line examination in order to receive their certificate. The skills and knowledge gained from this certification program will provide the foundation for effective and efficient management of a company's international trade operations. Our certification is recognized nationally by the National Customs Broker and Freight Forwarders Association.


International MBA Certification

Educating our next generation of business leaders to "think global" is critical for Kentucky to remain competitive in today's global economy. The International MBA Certificate program provides graduate level students an introduction to key elements of international policy, business, logistics, marketing, finance and law. Lecturers are professional practitioners in their field and bring real world experience and insight to each discussion.

Global Executive Forum

Global Executive Forum

An interactive thought leadership forum specifically designed to provide insights from some of the most prominent business and government executives on the changing global economy. Come meet and network with key decision makers who shape and influence international trade. Our Global Executive Forum series promises to increase your International IQ and provide you with a whole new level of trade knowledge and industry connectivity.



This two-day program is led by BIS’s professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S.export control requirements on commercial goods. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.


International Trade Resources

Need guidance on your latest trade endeavor? WTC-KY has gathered resources  from the best in the business. Several organizations offer free online training resources specific to the trade practitioner. To view a variety of webinars and other training resources on international trade, please click here to explore our free-of-charge resource tools.