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Breakout Session: New Models for Interpreter Training: Online and On-Demand

Michelle Scott
Voices for Health, Inc.

As the demand for qualified, certified interpreters in the United States increases, so does the need for implementing new training approaches. Traditional “brick and mortar” programs can be difficult to schedule and costly for language companies. Online, on-demand video resources are excellent tools for improving interpreters’ knowledge and skills, while eliminating costs of travel and keeping linguists available for assignments. This results in better-quality services and decreases liability. Interpreters have higher job satisfaction, which leads to higher retention of individuals in the field. This presentation will explore new approaches to online and on-demand video training, including cost and other practical considerations.