Limited Spaces Available for Updated 2008 Localization Certification Programs

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Program agendas and details are now available online for the 2008 Localization Certification Program and Localization Project Management Certification presented by California State University, Chico, Center for Regional and Continuing Education, the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), and the Localization Institute.

Program agendas and details are now available online for the 2008 Localization Certification Program and Localization Project Management Certification presented by California State University, Chico, Center for Regional and Continuing Education, the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), and the Localization Institute. The well-established program features newly revised materials that include the latest industry research and a highly experienced list of speakers, including professionals from Microsoft, Cisco, and KLM, as well as Bert Esselink, author of A Practical Guide to Localization.

Limited space is still available for the Localization Certification Program, which will be offered on the campus of EUROMED Marseille École de Management, Marseille, France, March 31-April 2, and on the campus of Saint Louis University, at the Boeing Institute of International Business, St. Louis, USA, June 16-18.

The Localization Project Management Certification immediately follows the general certification program. It will be presented April 3-4 at EUROMED Marseille École de Management and June 19-20 at Saint Louis University.

Now in its third year, the Localization Certification Program was developed by industry experts, representing the leading professional associations, publishers, and academic institutions in the field, in response to the growing demand from localization professionals. More than 150 professionals have now received certification through the program.

This year's program will combines experience with the latest industry know-how. All materials, including the class videos, have been reorganized and updated with the latest information. "We have just made the program smarter and stronger with our new materials," commented Nitish Singh, professor of International Business, Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business.

The Localization Certification Program and the Localization Project Management Certification consist of a mix of online coursework leading to onsite workshops with practitioner-led lectures and lab sessions culminating with a certification exam.

Individuals who successfully complete the Localization Certification Program will be eligible for American Translators Association (ATA) continuing education credits.

Translators, product marketing managers, Web project managers, business development executives, Web developers and designers, Web application developers, global entrepreneurs, localization professionals, international trade representatives, educators and students in the field are encouraged to take advantage of these certification programs.

The program is made possible through the support of industry companies: Jonckers is the primary supporter; Lionbridge and across are activity supporters.

For more information on the Localization Certification Program and the Localization Project Management Certification please visit http://rce.csuchico.edu/localize or call the California State University, Chico Continuing Education office at +1-530-898-6105.

About GALA
GALA is an international non-profit association that promotes translation services, language technology and language management solutions. The member companies worldwide include translation companies, localization service providers, globalization consultants, internationalization specialists and technology developers. GALA companies share a commitment to quality, service, and innovation in helping clients reach global markets. For more information about GALA visit http://www.gala-global.org

About The Localization Institute
The Localization Institute offers quality training for software localization and internationalization. Founded in the fall of 1996, the Institute offers public events and private consulting engagements that help companies reduce the cost and time required to deliver localized products and services. Localization Institute facilitators have years of direct personal involvement in the specializations they represent, have a passion for sharing their expertise, and are skilled at doing so.

About CSU, Chico Continuing Education
Founded in 1887, California State University, Chico is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in California. Ranked as one of the top public universities in the west, CSU, Chico has built a tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, and service. To extend the mission of the university, CSU, Chico Continuing Education delivers educational programming and services to more than 10,000 students and professionals annually.

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