2019 GTC Program Tracks2018-11-30T14:27:42+00:00

2019 GTC Program Tracks

The Graduation to Certification project is excited to offer multiple tracks in 2019. Each track is intended to support the varied and diverse needs of novice interpreters seeking certification.

GTC Journey

Designed for self-starters, participants in this track will access resources from the Graduation to Certification program to move on a self-directed journey from graduation to certification. This track offers great flexibility and rewards, regardless of your location, where you are on your path, and your timeline for certification. It is ideal for novice interpreters who would like to work at their own pace.

What is included?

By March 1, participants in the GTC Journey track will have access to:

  • Information on the science of successful learning.
  • Online assessment form & S.M.A.R.T. Goal generator
  • The GTC Resource Library of learning activities and media.
  • The self-paced Body Language module.
  • The self-paced NIC Test Prep module.
  • A community of practice for you to share questions, ideas, and resources with other novice interpreters.
  • Tips for finding an ASL coach and an interpreter mentor.
  • A self-guided online module on service learning to build relationships with deaf people in your area.
  • A guidebook with ideas for developing a supervised interpreting placement.

Who should register?

  • An interpreting student nearing graduation,
  • An interpreter working towards certification, 
  • An interpreter educator interested in new resources for your program, or
  • An interpreting mentor or ASL coach who works with novice interpreters.

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To register, all you need to do is share your name, email, and state. By registering, the CATIE Center will be able to share resources and updates with you throughout 2019.

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GTC Assessment

Participants in this group, selected through an application process, will have access to all of the same resources as the Journey track. In addition, they must commit to completing pre- and post-assessments by the assigned due dates, including the ASLPI in January/February 2019 and November 2019, and the NIC performance exam in December 2019.

Program requirements

Participants in the GTC Assessment track will commit to completing:

  • Online pre and post assessments and Individual Development Plan forms.
  • ASLPI in January 2019, and November 2019, cost paid by CATIE Center.
  • NIC performance exam in December 2019, cost paid by CATIE Center.

These requirements must be completed following program timelines.

What is included?

Assessment track participants will have access to:

  • Information on the science of successful learning.
  • Online assessment form & S.M.A.R.T. Goal generator
  • The GTC resource library of learning activities and resources.
  • The self-paced Body Language module.
  • The self-paced NIC Test Prep Module.
  • A community of practice for you to share questions, ideas, and resources with other novice interpreters.
  • Tips for finding an ASL coach and an interpreter mentor.
  • A self-guided online module on service learning to build relationships with deaf people in your area.
  • A guidebook with ideas for developing a supervised interpreting placement.

Who should apply?

Applicants who have:

  1. Passed the RID knowledge exam by January 3, 2019;
  2. Completed, or will have completed, a bachelor’s degree between May 2018 and August 2019, OR have completed the alternative pathway through RID; and
  3. Intend to interpret for adults in community, professional, and post-secondary settings.

You must be able to answer yes to all three questions above to apply.

People who were part of a 2018 GTC program are not eligible.

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Applications are due January 3, 2019.

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GTC Academic

This year (2019) GTC is working in partnership with three academic institutions to infuse new practices:

  • UNC Greensboro
  • Department of Access Services/Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. Catherine University

The goal is to identify best practices to support novice interpreters in their journey from graduation to certification. This program pilot is not open for general applications. Please see the two options above to access GTC resources for novices.

For Deaf Interpreters

The CATIE Center will be running a small pilot for deaf interpreters in Minnesota.  More information coming soon.