Industry Development

Promoting translation standards, globalization best practices, and global talent development

Part of GALA's mission is to support the growth and development of the global language industry. Promoting professionalism and advancing globalization best practices serves all stakeholders, and GALA drives and supports a number of industry-wide initiatives. 

GALA's efforts focus on two main areas: localization and translation standards and global talent development. GALA also seeks opportunities to promote the language industry to the broader business community. We want to ensure that GALA members' products and services are valued and understood.

From the GALA Standards Initiative to CRISP to TAPICC, GALA members have always been engaged in developing and driving adoption of translation standards. Most recently, the focus has been on technical operability standards. Looking ahead, the GALA Standards Committee plans to create educational and reference materials to help members and others in the global language industry to understand the major standards and certifications.  

On the global talent development issue, GALA supports instructors and learners through free GALA membership for academic institutions and holds several events each year focused on career development and mentorship. GALA also gives two scholarships each year to its annual conference.    

Collaboration with other industry players is a big part of industry development and GALA works with other associations, non-profits, and language industry companies to achieve industry development goals. We invite you to learn more about our work in the following pages.

Visit the Global Talent Initiative page

Visit the Standards Initiative page

Visit the GALA Special Interest Groups page