E-Learning Platform and E-Certificate Program
Trade—defined as the range of activities that ensure the transfer of goods and services from producers to consumers—has become increasingly international owing to the effects of globalisation. Businesses engaging in international trade must now act on a global scale. In determining their targets, businesses must consider global markets and the needs of global customers. International trade provides countries with both production and consumption advantages. While some countries can consume certain goods and services more cheaply as a result of differences in production costs, others can convert their unused resources into production by turning to foreign sales. Such international contributions also help to ensure efficiency (Parasız, 1999:626). No country can entirely satisfy its own requirements with respect to goods, services or factors using its own internal resources. Countries’ tendencies to produce only the goods that they are actively exporting while importing those goods that they lack from elsewhere constitutes a division of labour. This system also plays a key role in ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources.
World trade volume has increased considerably in recent years. Since the end of the Second World War, in particular, the increase in international trade has been among the most important trends of the global economy. Developments that are considered revolutionary in the field of information and informatics have had a considerable impact on the globalisation of trade. Meanwhile, the impact of the dynamics of international trade on the development and productivity of the global economy cannot be ignored. These developments are likely to accelerate in the future as a result of technology, population and workforce growth, natural resources, demand changes, costs and other commercial
and geographical reasons.
In this context, the Young Trade Ambassadors Erasmus+ Project, which aims to increase export knowledge and efficiency by creating a bridge between universities and the business world, aims to employ university students who meet the necessary qualifications as representatives of companies abroad. In line with the aims of the project, which received a grant within the scope of Erasmus+ Vocational Education Strategic Partnerships activities, learning modules are planned and is expected to be beneficial to all wishing to improve their engagement in the field of foreign trade.
The learning modules aims to help those interested in international trade to acquire basic international trade knowledge, learn how to use this information and understand how to manage processes.