Localisation in The Netherlands: Training and Career Opportunities

TitleLocalisation in The Netherlands: Training and Career Opportunities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsThelen, M, van de Staaij, H, Klarenbeek, A
JournalLocalisation Focus - The International Journal of Localisation
Volume5
Issue1
ISSN1649-2358
Keywordseducation, industry, localisation, The Netherlands, training, translation
Abstract

This article gives an overview of localisation in The Netherlands, both in education and industry. The discussion on education is further narrowed down to the area of training institutes that offer courses on the translation aspects of software localisation; the discussion on industry comprises the whole spectrum. On the education side, the article gives an overview of localisation courses offered in The Netherlands and the tools used in such courses. On the industry side the article gives an overview of the localisation market in The Netherlands, i.e. its players, the systems used and produced, etc. The discussion also focuses on the participation of industry in training. Finally, one of the authors, who is a graduate himself, briefly discusses his expectations and experiences.

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