Whether you’re a T&I professional in search of continuing education credits, or someone looking for a T&I study program, now is a good time of year to do something about it. In fact, with so many upcoming workshops and information sessions on T&I programs in Southern California, we thought it would be helpful to provide a list* of events that we have found:
This free session is for anyone interested in learning about UCSD Extension’s certificate programs in Spanish/English translation and interpretation, as well as the profession in general. Online registration is highly recommended.
This three-day event is organized by GlobalTradu Language Services and features six workshops by Fernando A. Navarro, a renowned Spanish medical translator, lexicographer, and author of the Diccionario Crítico de dudas inglés-español de medicina. The opening day also offers a panel discussion by several experts in the T&I industry on the skills that professionals in the field need to thrive. ATA members can receive continuing-ed credits for this event. ATISDA members can qualify for a 10% discount by contacting Yolanda Secos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern California School of Interpretation offers free monthly orientations for prospective students. The 90-minute sessions address everything from admission requirements, to job opportunities in the field and the state examination process.
This information session is on the Legal Interpretation program at Cal State’s College of Professional and Global Education. Online registration is required.
This free information session provides an overview of the Specialized Certificate in English/Spanish Document Translation Program offered through UCR Extension.
This 40-hour workshop, organized by the Alliance for African Assistance, provides training in mental health interpreting skills.
If you live in the San Diego area, now is also a good time to check out the fall line-up of classes offered by the San Diego Continuing Education program. Although the school does not provide classes specific to translators and interpreters, it does offer courses on subjects that can benefit them, such as computer skills and web marketing, project management and (for freelancers) several classes for small business owners. The fall semester starts Sept. 8 and runs through January 30, 2016. Most classes are free!
*ATISDA is providing this list for informational purposes only and not as an endorsement.