As a company devoted to precise interpreting and translation, it is imperative for our interpreters to constantly be improving their linguistic skill. Like an aspiring movie star attends improv or body language classes, an interpreter must have some kind of standard to hold him or herself to. Vocalink offers a solution called TCI or The Community Interpreter. This training course is conducted by our trained instructor, Fern Leland. It is offered monthly at Vocalink and it is highly encouraged for our interpreters to get this done sooner rather than later, at a price exclusive only to Vocalink interpreters.
TCI is nationally recognized and can be taken by existing or new interpreters. Other training programs might only train for medical interpreting but TCI thoroughly trains for medical, educational, human, and social interpreting. Not only does TCI cover protocol and expectations, but it places a huge emphasis on standards and ethics pertaining to unique situations. TCI also includes interactive activities and chances to talk to other interpreters in the field.
In short, TCI is constantly updated to fit the changing climate of interpreting, is a credible source for professionalism and ethics, and is the most useful tool for interpreters in any setting. TCI is a beneficial investment both of time and money. Vocalink encourages you to schedule your training course soon after the onboarding process in order for you to reap the personal and professional benefits of being a Level Two interpreter.