The International Trade Institute (ITI) was established to train trade specialists who are well versed in foreign languages and the practices of international trade. ITI offers a range of international business programs that vary in length from six months to two years. ITI also conducts on-the-job training seminars and workshops to help participants increase their knowledge and understanding of international trade, business languages, and management principles.

Pre-Job Training

International Business Administration Program (IBAP)

The IBAP offers courses for 11 world languages: English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Indonesian. Two types of IBAP programs are offered: a comprehensive two-year program and an intensive one-year program.

IBAP achievements and successes are numerous. The average score of the two-year English majors in the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) was 901 (out of a top score of 990), which is significantly higher than average score of 594 for Taiwanese graduate students. In addition, the number of Japanese majors who passed the first level of JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) was 66%, as opposed to 34.7% for those who received their Japanese language training in Japan, and 35.7% for those who trained outside of Japan.
In 2014, 660 industries participated in the ITI job fair. Among these, 263 were Excellent Taiwan Exporters and Importers, and Hidden Champions and offered over 3,000 job opportunities. Now, 257 graduates have begun their new career, and their average monthly salary is NT$44,000: 40% of them work in the high-tech industry, and 52% work in the traditional industry. Since the establishment of this program, ITI has trained a total of 4,112 graduates: 90% of them have devoted themselves to the international marketing field, and have realized impressive achievements.

IBAP at the Newly-Established Taichung Branch

Following the success of the IBAP in Hsinchu, and as an affirmation from the industry of the high-quality students graduating from ITI, President Ma instructed the Ministry of Economic Affairs to extend the IBAP to Central and Southern Taiwan in the beginning of 2014. National Chung Hsing University was chosen to host two additional IBAP classes which started alongside those of the Hsinchu Campuses on July 1. For this purpose, 36 students joined the Two-Year English Program, and 40 students joined the One-Year Business Program, resulting in a total of 76 students for the Taichung branch. In the future, the Taichung Branch will develop its connections with local industries in the hopes of offering diversified job opportunities to its students.

International Trade Program (ITP)

During 2014, the six-month International Trade Program in the Taipei Campus was offered twice with a total of 191 graduates. Upon completion, graduates had an average of 6 job opportunities. Since the establishment of this program, ITI has trained a grand total of 2,520 graduates.

On-The-Job Training

Post-Master's International Marketing Program

Focusing on international trade and marketing, this part-time program runs for six months. About 60 students undergo a rigorous regiment with 210 hours of courses related to trade and marketing.

Business English Program (BEP)

Part-time and in the evening, this four-month program provides practical and rigorous training in professional business communication skills to people who are already pursuing successful careers.

Short Courses

A large variety of trade-related courses, with durations of 6 to 30 hours, are taught under the auspices of ITI - Taipei. Offered in Chinese, 33 different special trade topics are covered, including international trade, transit trade, international marketing, trade show marketing, international business negotiations, financial management, and letters of credit. In addition to these courses, ITI also offers 12 to72 hours of special language courses, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Korean. A complete fee schedule is available upon request.

MICE Certification and Training Project

In recent years, governments around the world have been paying more and more attention to the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) industry because of its high potential, value added, and innovative benefits. Its potential for creating employment and business opportunities is a powerful driving force for all related industries.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, ITI has been responsible for the MICE Certification and Training Project since 2005. The project includes establishing the Certification System, giving the Professional Training Program and Trainers' Training Program, setting up the HR Data Bank, and developing the Mechanism of Learning Assessment.

In 2014, ITI conducted the Eighth Examination of Certificate in Certified MICE Professional as well as the Examination of Certified Professional Conference Organizers and Certified Professional Exhibition Organizers with the attendance of 2,910 people as examinees.

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the Convention Industry Council (CIC) are prestigious organizations offering internationally recognized certificates in their field, the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) respectively. In recognition of TAITRA's endeavors in promoting Taiwan's MICE industry, both of them authorized us to deliver the tests locally in 2012. The tests came with a result of 72 candidates being awarded with CEM, and 23 CMP by the end of 2014. It is deemed quite an honor to have the certification mentioned in their name cards.

ITI provided 70 MICE training programs in 2014. Individuals who are currently employed in the Meeting and Exhibition Industry or are university graduates of related fields had the opportunity to pursue continuing education to increase their industry involvement. The programs included Meeting and Exhibition Management, Site Inspection, Event Management and Overseas Visits. These programs, lasting from 6 to 30 hours, saw 2600 trainees in attendance.