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Global Language System is among 30 companies selected for Mountain BizWorks’ ScaleUp WNC program 2019

February 22, 2019

ASHEVILLE –  After a highly competitive round of applications, Mountain BizWorks is pleased to unveil the 30 regionally headquartered companies selected for the 2019 ScaleUp WNC program.

Each of these companies have demonstrated a compelling opportunity for growth and economic impact. Through ScaleUp, the companies will receive intensive growth management training, will be connected with experienced mentors from the Hatch AVL Foundation (Hatch), and will receive access-to-capital support.

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GLOBAL LANGUAGE SYSTEM RECEIVES VETERAN INSTITUTE FOR PROCUREMENT GROW CERTIFICATION

Lifetime opportunity…
Asheville, March 30, 2018; Global Language System recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) GROW Program, a comprehensive training and certification program that helps veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with both military and civilian agencies they once served in uniform.

On March 22, 2018, Global Language System was one of 50 businesses from 18 states to graduate from the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) GROW Program. A special reception was also held to celebrate the 1000th VIP Graduate of the program. Sponsors, partners, alumni, federal, state, and local government representatives, and prime government contractors were present to celebrate the achievement of this notable milestone.

Jean-Pierre Koudifo, President & CEO of Global Language System believes that this is life time opportunity and is honored to complete both VIP programs (Start and Grow) within six months’ time period.

The first program of its kind in the nation, VIP GROW is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.
Since its launch in 2009, VIP GROW has helped 727 service-disabled and veteran-owned small businesses grow. A survey of 378 of the program’s graduates reported that they increased their revenue by an average of 54% within their first year of graduating the Institute. More than 82% of surveyed graduates credited VIP GROW for equipping them to make recent business decisions and avoid unseen pitfalls. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses are more likely to hire, mentor and train other war veterans as they transition to private life, which is a national priority.
“We are honored to give back to the men and women who served our country by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed as government contractors.” said Barbara Ashe, President of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “We hope this training fosters their success as businesses and employers.”

VIP GROW is a three-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program. Participants must be a C-level leader in a Veteran-owned small business operating for at least two years with a minimum of 3 full time employees, and experience working on government contracts as a prime and/or sub-contractor to a prime. With volunteer instructors and at no cost to participants, VIP GROW is fully funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, partners, and VIP sponsors.
For information: Jean-Pierre Koudifo CEO, 828-676-1773 x103 ; komlan.koudifo@globallanguagesystem.com
For information on VIP: Barbara Ashe, 301-738-0015 x215; bashe@mcccmd.com
For additional information, please visit www.NationalVip.org or the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation.

Global Language System awarded VA Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for American Sign Language

ASHEVILLE, NC.; September 30, 2017 – The VA National Acquisition Center has awarded Global Language System LLC a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement to provide American Sign Language Interpretation (ASL) Services to multiples employees that require ASL interpretation Services located at the VA National Acquisition Center.

Under this contract Global Language System LLC will furnish sign language and other communication services between people who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who hear to interpret and translate in a work or training environment in an office setting or classroom training environment. Global Language System will provide ASL, Simultaneous Interpretation Services by procuring certified ASL interpreters that participates and are certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

Global Language System LLC is standing ready to assist the Department of Veterans Affairs to accomplish the mission assigned to its Disability Program which is to address the low employment rate of individuals with disabilities, especially those with targeted disabilities such blindness, deafness, missing extremities, partial paralysis, total paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability, and dwarfism.

Global Language System’s professional American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters will work closely with the National Acquisition Center (NAC)) throughout this contract to provide accurate and efficient ASL Interpretation services to its hearing-impaired employees in the workplace, classroom training environment or designated work space setting.

About Global Language System LLC

Global Language System LLC is a full range language services provider founded in 2014.We provide language translation, interpretation, localization, American Sign Language, and transcription services. Our mission is to help organizations and individuals breaking the communication gaps. Our core values of Excellence, Quality and Accuracy are what make us who we are.

For more information, contact Jean-Pierre Koudifo (828) 676-1773.

Global Language System Llc Receives Veteran Institute for Procurement Start Certification

Asheville, October 25, 2016 – Global Language system LLC recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) START Program, a comprehensive training and certification program designed for veteran owned businesses that want to enter or expand their business growth into the federal marketplace through best business practices.

On October 20, 2016, Global Language System LLC was one of 51 businesses from 16 states and the District of Columbia to graduate from the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) START Program.

Global Language System’s mission is to enable organizations and businesses to secure the language services they need while still focusing on their core business goals.

The first program of its kind in the nation, VIP START is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. The curriculum is designed to help companies accelerate the rate at becoming procurement ready. The program also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran-owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities or serve as mentors.

“We are honored to give back to the men and women who served our country by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed as government contractors.” said Barbara Ashe, President of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “We hope this training fosters their success as businesses and employers.”

VIP START is a three-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program. Participants must be a C-level executive in a Veteran-owned small business operating for at least 1 year with one year of revenue generation; must be a W-2 in their company, or full time employee, and spend 100% of their time in their business; and a small business. With volunteer instructors and at no cost to participants, VIP START is fully funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, partners, and VIP sponsors.

For information: Jean-Pierre Koudifo, 828-676-1773; komlan.koudifo@globallanguagesystem.com
For information on VIP: Barbara Ashe, 301-738-0015 x215; bashe@mcccmd.com
For additional information, please visit www.NationalVip.org or the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation.