After seeking advice from her network of professionals, Akina found out about the Diploma in International Trade (DIT) program at Ashton College, and she realized that this was the perfect program for her. Akina flew across the Pacific Ocean to Vancouver to complete the program, and to gain experience in the North American international trade industry.
Akina told us that she felt that the program’s focus on hands-on experience and practical skills equipped her with the tools to build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills. This allowed her to make a smooth transition from the classroom to employment in international trade. Akina said, “The knowledge of FITT has helped me greatly understand the current situation in the international trade field and expand my work experience.” Akina achieved success in her internship, working as a freight forwarder. “I was dealing with a lot of documents which require the professional knowledge that I already learned in the FITT courses such as BOL, commercial invoice, and certification origin.”