SmartUp Business Highlight: Saillant Language Consulting
Saillant Language Consulting is a Latina, female-owned translation and language interpretation consulting company located in Goose Creek, SC. When Covid-19 hit, Saillant was forced to temporarily postpone its face-to-face Language Interpretation continuing education course held at a local college. SmartUp offered to help convert the remaining 3 weeks of the course to a 100% online experience. The project was extremely complex to implement because many of the students had limited experience with online learning and/or had limited access to technology at home.
Analyst Sam Wilkes, a PhD Learning Sciences student at Clemson, was brought on board to design and implement a creative and effective online learning environment for the remainder of the course. At the end of that pivot project, SmartUp agreed to revise the scope and convert all of the remaining course modules to be 100% online using a fully integrated learning management system (LMS). Fall 2020 was the first time that Saillant’s language interpretation and translation course was delivered 100% online. To date, 18 total students have taken the online course, and several have already successfully passed the national certification exam. Saillant now plans to use its new LMS to expand their market to include students outside of the Lowcountry and even internationally.
The anticipated growth that will result from using this new learning platform will require the company to adopt a more standardized and streamlined business operations. That being said, our next project for Saillant will be to develop a set of viable Standard Operating Procedures and we hope to begin this project in the summer of 2021.
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