Supporting You in Applying for the Pilot GTC Program
If you have questions about the application process, we hope that you will be able to find your answer here. Since this is a pilot, we know that there will be parts that need to be adjusted. We will continue to be adding to this page addressing questions as they come up.
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What is required to be eligible for the program?
To be considered for the Graduation to Certification program, you may be deaf or hearing. You need to have:
- graduated from an interpreter education program April 2017 or later; for Deaf interpreters, this includes the Road to Deaf Interpreting program,
- completed a bachelor’s degree on or before June 15, 2018.
- passed the NIC or CDI Knowledge Exam by January 15, 2018.
- a commitment to interpreting for adults in settings related to vocational rehabilitation upon completing the program.
- a commitment to becoming an RID certified interpreter.
Other Requirements for the Program
- attendance at an immersion experience at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN between June 4-12, 2018. (The grant will provide financial support for travel and lodging.)
- ability to devote an average of 10-15 hours of time between March and August for the program.
- ability to devote 20 hours per week for a supervised interpreting placement for 12 weeks starting in September. (The grant will be able to provide support for participation in this part of the program, although we are still working out the details on how this will happen.)
What technology is needed to participate?
You will need access to a high speed internet connection (at least 6 Mbps), a way to video record your interpreting work (a mobile phone, video camera, or computer-integrated webcam). You can use a PC, Mac, or a tablet. (Test your internet connection.)
The program will provide technical support in learning these technologies.
Janine Schug, CATIE Center Program Coordinator
- 651-690-6770 Voice (press 2 for the CATIE Center)
- 651-212-7408 VP
(The CATIE Center will be on break between December 23 and January 2. We will be monitoring the Help Form e-mails during this time, so please use the Help Form.)