SVBTA and San Jose State University Partner to Create Corporate Travel Administrator and Corporate Travel Agent Certificates with Continuing Education Credit

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SVBTA (Silicon Valley Business Travel Association), a not-for-profit professional organization whose goal is to provide an educational forum for idea exchange while promoting member growth and development, is pleased to announce a partnership with San Jose State University to create the Educational Certificate and Continuing Education credits for two highly demanded career paths.

Register today:http://www.sjsu.edu/workforce/programs/svbta/index.html

SVBTA Academy, a department created for the educational advancement of their members and our community is pleased to partner with San Jose State University’s Hospitality program, supporting students as they begin their careers in the travel industry. The SJSU Hospitality Program incorporates multicultural-focused academic study in hotel and lodging, food and beverage, tourism, and event management. Starting in October, for six consecutive Saturdays, the Corporate Travel Administrator Certificate Class begins. This course was created by Experienced Travel Leaders with up to date knowledge for the most comprehensive certificate training in the field of Travel Administrator and Agent. Both courses are offered on campus and registration is possible on their website.

San Jose State University, which is well known for it's cutting edge and innovative programs, continues to build on further Collaboration Opportunities for the Continuing Workforce Partnership and Education Credit Programs. Those interested in starting or changing their career to coordinating business travel for an organization, or being an agent for a Travel Management Company will find this a rewarding career and be sought by many.

Travel is more complicated than it used to be. Increased options, complex cost structures, new regulations and security concerns require more comprehension and skills to efficiently make travel arrangements. Companies attentive to cutting costs and safeguarding their financial success depend on administrative travel professionals to establish travel policies, identify preferred vendors, manage and negotiate travel services.

The Travel Industry is projected to create one out of seven new jobs by 2020. With skills gained in these courses, you will position yourself for appointment to manage business travel for a company or a travel management organization. Recent studies show, the demand is growing and a need to fill the one in seven jobs in our travel industry. To support our industry and educational goals with Silicon Valley Silicon Valley Business Travel Association is offering a limited number of Scholarships, also available on line.

San Jose State University is noted as one of the top ten Universities in the Western Region of the United States and are pleased to partner with the Silicon Valley Business Travel Association for these limited and timely Educational Opportunities.

About SVBTA – Silicon Valley Business Travel Association

ENGAGE... EDUCATE... INNOVATE
The Silicon Valley Business Travel Association (SVBTA) has been serving our members for over 30 years. Our membership is comprised of over 250 Silicon Valley business leaders responsible for the purchase of travel services with a total annual travel expenditure exceeding $1 Billion.
SVBTA presents monthly programs and ongoing opportunities to enhance the professionalism of our members and their employer organizations on issues which affect business while advancing knowledge through monthly seminars, lectures, events, publicity and other educational means.
The Silicon Valley Business Travel Association (SVBTA) has been serving our members for over 30 years. Our membership is now comprised of over 250 Silicon Valley business leaders responsible for a total annual travel expenditure exceeding $1 Billion.
SVBTA strives to enhance the professional development of our members and their employer organizations through ongoing monthly programs and events, including seminars, lectures, publicity and workshops, all designed to educate members on the forces that affect and shape the business travel industry today.

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