XTRF and the Monterey Institute of International Studies (US) announce a partnership
On August 25, The Monterey Institute of International Studies will integrate XTRF – one of the leading ERP systems on the localization market – into the course Localization Project Management. This course is part of the Translation and Localization Management (TLM) program at MIIS. With the addition of XTRF, students will be on the cutting edge of learning how complex localization projects are managed. The course program targets students who are seeking to build the practical skills that are required on today’s localization market.
The TLM program was created to respond to the language industry’s growing demand for highly-skilled and professionally-trained localization employees. When it comes to project management in TLM, students will learn how to manage localization projects using XTRF-type systems, use collaboration tools such as vendor portals and learn more about localization challenges and emerging trends. The use of actual systems such as XTRF, memoQ, or Memsource will provide “real-world” context to the course. Incoming first-year translation and TLM students who sign up for the course will experience the addition of XTRF this fall. The course runs from August 25 to December 12, 2014.
“Today’s reality is that project management is inextricably linked with technology and an ability to use this technology is a crucial skill set for employees of translation companies, MNC’s language departments and government institutions”, says Andrzej Nedoma, CEO and founder of XTRF Management Systems. “What is great about the Monterey Institute course is that the students will be taught techniques that they can apply immediately at their workplace. We are looking forward to this corporation and for the first feedback from the students.”
“One of the challenges of teaching localization is that the industry is constantly evolving,” says Max Troyer, assistant professor at the Monterey Institute. “This is one of the reasons I love teaching for the TLM program; I’m constantly looking to add new tools and processes to keep the courses fresh and innovative. As one of the major players in this industry, XTRF has been on my radar for several years, so I’m extremely pleased to announce this partnership with them. The Introduction to Localization Project Management course has proven quite popular with translation and TLM students, but the addition of XTRF will really take it to the next level.”
About the Monterey Institute of International Studies
The Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. Employers across this rapidly growing industry rely on the Monterey Institute as their go-to source for finding Localization Management talent. Learn more at go.miis.edu/tlm.
About XTRF Management Systems Ltd.
XTRF Management Systems Ltd. is the owner and producer of the XTRF system. XTRF is an innovative platform, supporting the work of translation departments, covering almost all areas of activity including project and workflow management, customer and vendor portals, finance management, support of sales activities and quotes preparation. XTRF™ offers comprehensive automation, production, tracking, and reporting functions in a single user-friendly platform. Learn more at www.xtrf.eu.