GALA Establishes a Memorandum of Understanding on Traineeships with the EMT
Globalization and Localization Association
03 July 2012
The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) and the European Master's in Translation Network are collaborating to create traineeship schemes for students of EMT universities to be organized at translation companies established in any European country.
Participating parties include translation and localization companies which are members of GALA or multi-national companies with translation or localization departments, students of EMT universities interested in undertaking a traineeship scheme, and educational institutions (EMT member or observer universities).
GALA and EMT have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining the rights and obligations of both parties as well as defining the duration of the memorandum to be 3 years.
Photos of the meeting between Kim Harris, Member of GALA Board of Directors, and Rytis Martikonis, Chairman of the EMT Board, can be found on Facebook.
GALA members are invited to get involved with shaping the traineeship framework and hosting trainees at their companies.
The Globalization and Localization Association is the largest global non-profit association within the language industry, providing resources, education and research for companies working with translation services, language technology and content localization. GALA member companies are vendors and buyers of language services and technologies. They deploy sophisticated multilingual strategies and proven tools to take content and products to markets around the world. For more information, visit www.gala-global.org.
About European Master's in Translation Network
The EMT is a partnership project between the European Commission and higher-education institutions offering master's level translation programmes.
The main goal of this project is to establish a quality label for university translation programmes that meet agreed standards in education. University programmes that are benchmarked to these standards become members of the EMT network.
The EMT aims to ensure that an increasing number of programmes are based on a valid, skills-oriented framework of competences. The EMT translator competence profile — drawn up with a group of prominent European experts — details the competences translators need to work successfully in today's market.
In the long run, the EMT sets out to enhance the status of the translation profession in the European Union.