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webinar take-aways . NCIEC recruitment resources and how they may be used roles for faculty and alums as “ ambassadors ” how to get involved. Polling Question #1: . Does your program conduct recruitment activities to attract new students? Use the voting tool to indicate

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webinar take-aways

  • NCIEC recruitment resources and how they may be used
  • roles for faculty and alums as “ambassadors”
  • how to get involved
slide3

Polling Question #1:

  • Does your program conduct recruitment activities to attract new students?
  • Use the voting tool to indicate
  • Yes (green checkmark)
  • or
  • No (red X)
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Polling Question #2:

  • If you answered yes to #1, does your program make use of Discover Interpreting tools and strategies?
  • Use the voting tool to indicate
  • Yes (green checkmark)
  • or
  • No (red X)
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RSA training of interpreters program

  • established by Rehabilitation Act 1978 amendments to improve access to VR
  • 2005 and 2010: six 5-year grant awards established National Center and 5 coordinated Regional Centers
  • purpose: increase number of interpreters nationwide through training developed and implemented with consumers and local partner networks
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national consortium goals

  • enhance interpreting education program outcomes
  • enhance interpreters’ skills and knowledge
  • improve consumer utilization of Interpreters
  • make available resources, outreach, information, and technical assistance
  • interpretereducation.org
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needs assessment findings

  • 60% of deaf individuals queried could not find an interpreter when they needed one.
  • approximately 25% of currently working interpreters will retire by 2017.
  • interpreting education graduation rates do not keep pace with rate of retirement currently.
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Discover Interpreting

work team

objective

  • increased number and diversity of students entering IEPs

CM Hall

Diana Doucette

Mary Lightfoot

Cathy Cogen

Dennis Cokely

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primary objective

increase number & diversity of students entering interpreting programs

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misconceptions about interpreting

• not a professional position

• no compensation

• not a viable career path

• not intellectually demanding

  • if you can sign, you can interpret
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the truth

• interpreting is intellectually challenging

• interpreting requires a broad-based education and specialized preparation, language fluency, and excellent judgment

• interpreting can be a long-term career

with objectives and a variety of career

paths within interpreting

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strategies

  • discoverinterpreting.com
  • brochures
  • book marks
  • Discover Interpreting grill
  • facebook group
  • PSA
  • training ambassadors
  • ambassador PowerPoint & brochures
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DiscoverInterpreting.com

  • discover interpreting – what is interpreting & why interpreting
  • paths to interpreting
  • careers in interpreting
  • additional resources
  • interactive fun
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Discover Interpreting grill

Put the Discover Interpreting Grill your website

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DiscoverInterpreting.com

Discover Interpreting on

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DiscoverInterpreting

Public Service Announcement

  • YouTube
  • exhibit booth
  • local cable
ambassador program iep involvement
ambassador program IEP involvement

Join the IEP Recruitment Initiative!

benefits
benefits
  • increased student enrollment
  • adequate numbers of qualified interpreters to work with deaf consumers
  • continuance of interpreting standards within the field
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ambassador program

236 ambassadors trained from September 2009 – October 2010

115 (48.7%) signed on as ambassadors

41 presentations as of 3/1/11 given by 32 ambassadors, audience totaled 897.  12% of audience members visit DiscoverInterpreting.com

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if each of 130 IEPs made just one presentation…

we could reach over 2,800 potential interpreting students

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dvd recruitment kit coming

fall 2011

  • ambassador presentation
  • PSA
  • tracking sheets
  • Discover interpreting grill
  • and other resources
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contacts

Discover Interpreting

DiscoverInterpreting.com

info@discoverinterpreting.com

National Interpreter Education Center

niec@neu.edu

Visit: NCIEC at interpretereducation.org

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thank you for joining us

Cathy Cogen Director

National Interpreter Education Center

c.cogen@neu.edu

Mary Lightfoot

Project Coordinator

Gallaudet University Regional Interpreter Education Center

mary.lightfoot@gallaudet.edu