Enrollment Now Open for the 2011 Localization Certification Program and Localization Project Management Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 02-04-2011

Joe Wills
530-898-4143
Joe Picard
Continuing Education
530-898-5679

In partnership with The Localization Institute, California State University, Chico’s Center for Regional and Continuing Education announces that enrollment is now open for the Localization Certification Program and Localization Project Management Certification.

Localization is an emerging field which encompasses the process of preparing products and services, and their supporting messages, for the global market. The international market for outsourced language services is estimated to have reached more than $26 billion in 2010.

Established in 2006, the Localization Certification Program was developed by industry experts, representing the leading professional associations, publishers and academic institutions in response to the growing demand from localization professionals. More than 400 participants from 35 countries have now received certification through the program.

The certification programs include a blend of self-paced, online learning modules culminating with an intensive hands-on workshop and certification exam. Participants can now enroll, start the online learning modules and make plans to attend the hands-on workshops in San Francisco starting June 20.

2011 San Francisco workshop and exam schedule:
- Localization Certification, June 20-22
- Localization Project Management Certification, June 23-24

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

The workshops will feature a complete schedule of recognized localization experts who will demonstrate successful implementations and the latest applications.

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

For more information visit http://rce.csuchico.edu/localize or call the CSU, Chico Center for Regional and Continuing Education +1-530-898-6105.

###