CSU, Chico News

Enrollment Now Open for the 2010 Localization Certification Program and Localization Project Management Certification

Date: 12-08-2009

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
Joe Picard
Continuing Education

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

Established in 2006, the Localization Certification Program was developed by industry experts representing the leading professional associations, publishers and academic institutions, under the leadership of Professor Nitish Singh. The program was created in response to the growing demand from localization and international marketing professionals for industry-focused localization training. More than 355 participants from 35 countries have now received certification through the program.

“The Localization Certification Program answers the industry’s ongoing need for localization professionals who are skilled in creating digital content, including Web sites and software, that is culturally, linguistically and technologically appropriate for international businesses targeting specific local and regional markets around the world,” said Clare Roby, associate dean, CSU, Chico Continuing Education.

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

The certification programs comprise a blend of self-paced, online learning modules culminating with an intensive hands-on workshop and certification exam. Additional program details are available online at http://rce.csuchico.edu/localize.

The hands-on workshops and exams will be hosted in three locations:

San Francisco, California (22-26 March 2010),

Gatineau, Quebec (21-25 June 2010), and

Cologne, Germany (6-10 September 2010).

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

New this year is the expansion of the program to Canada. The Canadian program will be hosted at the Language Technology Research Center, Gatineau, Quebec in partnership with AILIA, Canada’s Association De L’industrie de la Langue — Language Industry Association.

Also new this year are revised online courses, video programming and course materials that are up-to-date and relevant in the emerging localization field.

The online modules are now available, and participants can start right after they enroll to prepare for the workshops and exam.

Individuals who successfully complete the Localization Certification Program will be eligible for American Translators Association (ATA) continuing education credits.
For more information visit http://rce.csuchico.edu/localize or call the California State University, Chico Center for Regional and Continuing Education, +1-530-898-6105.

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 California State University, 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 public 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.