Opening of NATO Supply Route to be supported by TTi Global operations, says Lori Blaker, President/CEO of TTi Global

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TTi Global secures business license in Afghanistan. The re-opening of NATO supply route will position the company to provide vital automotive training for transit vehicles passing through the historic Khyber Pass trade route.

Lori Blaker, CEO/President TTi Global, an international leader offering complete resource personnel and instruction systems

Securing our license is an important step, for our organization to begin vital automotive training for supply vehicles moving in and out of Afghanistan. There is a real lack of skilled workforce in the country because of the many years of conflict.

Lori Blaker President/CEO just announced that her company TTi Global has secured its license to do business in Afghanistan. This announcement follows news of NATO opening the strategic supply route between the Pakistan and Afghanistan border. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/05/us-nato-idUSBRE86408120120705

“Securing our license is an important step, for our organization to begin vital automotive training for supply vehicles moving in and out of Afghanistan. There is a real lack of skilled workforce in the country because of the many years of conflict.” Blaker said.

TTi Global was one of 12 U.S. companies to participate in an eight day U.S. Department of Commerce trade mission to Kabul in February. Blaker said she met government officials and representatives from construction companies, automotive distributors, heavy-truck fleet organizations and mining companies, all who expressed need for trained workers. http://www.trade.gov/press/press-releases/2012/obama-trade-official-leads-business-development-mission-to-afghanistan-021012.asp
Earlier this year, Presidents Obama and Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement cementing relationship between the U.S. and Afghanistan from 2014-2024. Foreign companies are now being recruited to invest in developing Afghanistan’s infrastructure and targeted growth sectors that include; agriculture, mining and power, transport and logistics, low-end manufacturing, telecommunication and construction. http://translations.state.gov/st/english/texttrans/2012/05/201205024897.html#axzz20Enx1lPw

“The more I learned how much Afghanistan needs job skills training the more I uncovered the enormous commercial opportunities that exist.” states Blaker. In 2010, US and Afghan government officials estimated that untapped mineral deposits located by the US Geological Survey are worth between $900 billion and $3 trillion.

TTi Global plans on opening its first office in Kabul within the next few months with Blaker herself returning to Kabul in August. Once established in Kabul, Blaker will explore setting up shop in other provinces. “Having a base of operation in the country will position our company to support the surge of transit activity that will occur now that NATO has opened the supply route.”

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TTi Global is a Rochester Hills Michigan company offering full-service instructional systems, training, research and consulting services. The headquarters controls satellite locations in France, Germany, Russia and Spain along with offices in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom and Venezuela.

TTi Global is an international leader offering complete resource personnel and instruction systems    TTi offers worldwide full-service training, research and consulting services.

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