Labour Market Bridging for Volunteers: Interpretation and Translation

Project Description 

This project provides interpretation and translation training and related work experience to CIWA volunteers.


Project Details

  • Interpreter preparation and training by a qualified Instructor
  • Presentations from industry experts in education, legal service, health services, family services and private industry
  • Cultural Interpreter Language Interpretation Skills Assessment Test (CILISAT) preparation classes to increase employability
  • Preparation for Interpretation and Translation Clinics at CIWA and community organizations
  • Provide employment support and employment related workshops
  • Computer training in Microsoft Office applications:
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Publisher
    • PowerPoint

Upcoming Intake Dates:
October 1, 2018 – February 22, 2019 &
April 8, 2019 – August 23, 2019
Note: Only 15 participants can enroll in the program

Eligible Clients

  • Project participants must be registered as CIWA volunteers
  • Must be a Canadian Permanent Resident
  • Minimum CLB 7 in all strands
  • Provide proof of proficiency in a second language
  • Able to commit to a 5 month full-time training program followed by interpretation and translation assignments
  • Demonstrate interest in and commitment to becoming a certified Community Interpreter

Free childcare is available. 

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