NEW DATES: April 5 through June 30, 2022 (Online)
Whether a small business startup or an established business with years of experience, employees who are up to date on importing and exporting requirements are highly sought after to assist employers with compliance regulations established by U.S. regulatory agencies. NJCU’s Center for Workforce and Community Development is therefore offering the Import & Export Agent Training to provide participants with in-depth foundational knowledge from industry experts and professionals on the processes and procedures needed to become a successful Agent. Program completers will receive a Certificate of Completion from New Jersey City University and an opportunity to meet and interview with employers seeking to fill open positions.
Participants must be 18 years or older with a high school or GED Diploma.
Dates: 4/5 – 6/30
Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Total Course Hours: 48 Hours
Course Modules: Import & Export (only)
Dates: 4/5 – 6/30
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Total Course Hours: 228 Hours
Course Modules: Import & Export, OSHA 30 with COVID-19, Soft Skills Job Readiness & Financial Literacy for Work
Study of U.S. import-related regulations, and commercial and transportation documentation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Customs Regulations (19 CFR) and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Course will cover operations and missions of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); the roles played by other import agencies; Informed Compliance and Reasonable Care frameworks; the roles of the licensed U.S. Customs Broker; the Entry Process; the Importer of Record; Customs Bonds; Pre-Importation and Security filings; Incoterms 2020; Quotas, Anti-Dumping and Countervailing duties; Entry Documentation; Valuation; Tariff Classification; Country of Origin and Marking Laws; Recordkeeping; Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures; Administrative and Judicial Review; and the C-TPAT security program.
Study of U.S. export-related regulations and commercial and transportation documentation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Export Administration Regulations and the Foreign Trade Regulations. Course will cover developing an export strategy; classifying products for export via the Schedule B; Intellectual Property Rights; Incoterms® 2020; packing and insurance; getting paid; selecting freight forwarders; export documentation: export clearance procedures and export screening lists; Electronic Export Information filings and the Automated Export System; potential export violations; fines, penalties, and forfeitures; documenting compliance and recordkeeping; and the creation and implementation of export compliance management programs.
The 30-hour OSHA Outreach course provides training on an expanded list of safety topics associated with workplace hazards, including the identification, avoidance, reduction, and prevention of workplace hazards. This course also provides overview of the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under the OSH Act (credentials awarded). This course also includes COVID – 19 Training. Students will learn the history of COVID and basic biology and microorganisms. This module will also cover the various PPEs and appropriate sources to gain up-to-date information on the pandemic.
COVID – 19 Training
Students will be prepared on how to land a job. They will learn how to brand oneself as a product and how to showcase that the product can meet the needs of the consumer (the employer). Students will also get to create a Cover Letter, Resume, hardcopy and electronic Portfolio (i.e. LinkedIn). Students will also learn teamwork and effective communication. They will study and practice occupation specific communication skills, to foster productive interactions with managers, peers, personnel and customers. At the end of this course, students will have the necessary information about themselves coupled with the training they have received to successfully land a remain a valued contributor to the team.
Students will learn the importance of getting a job and understand the components of a paystub. Students will also learn to differentiate between various types of financial institutions and research the banking that fits their needs. Additionally, students will be able to identify and explain the meaning of key financial terms, budgeting, managing credit, saving for the future and protecting oneself with insurance
Ken M. Behr
Customs and International trade lawyer
With 30+ Years in the industry, Ken Behr is a customs and international trade lawyer and licensed U.S. Customs Broker. He is also a former U.S. Customs Officer (Senior Inspector and Import Specialist) stationed at land, air and sea ports of entry. While with U.S. Customs at the Port of New York/Newark, he was a member of the agency's export control branch. He is excited to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to this program.