CyraCom International Sponsors Interpretation Scholarships at the University of Arizona

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CyraCom International has announced its support of Tucson interpreters through scholarships at the University of Arizona National Center for Interpretation (NCI).

CyraCom and the National Center for Interpretation share a commitment to providing the highest quality interpreter services so that limited- and non-English speakers throughout the United States can participate fully in all aspects of American life.

CyraCom International has announced its support of Tucson interpreters through scholarships at the University of Arizona National Center for Interpretation (NCI). The scholarships will support the participation of several candidates in the NCI’s summer program for medical and legal interpreters through the prestigious Agnese Haury Institute for Interpretation.

This decision continues a collaboration between CyraCom and the University of Arizona that began in 2009. Armando Valles, the Assistant Director of the NCI, said:

The University of Arizona National Center for Interpretation is grateful for CyraCom’s scholarship support for participants in its Agnese Haury legal and medical Interpreter Training Institutes. CyraCom and the National Center for Interpretation share a commitment to providing the highest quality interpreter services so that limited- and non-English speakers throughout the United States can participate fully in all aspects of American life. CyraCom’s scholarship support for the Agnese Haury Institute speaks unequivocally for its commitment to excellence and to our community.

The partnership between CyraCom and the National Center for Interpretation further demonstrates both organizations’ commitment to the development of interpreter quality. Simon Reynolds, CyraCom’s Director of Quality, reported:

We are excited about our partnership with the National Center for Interpretation. Both organizations share a common passion in improving the quality of language services. Supporting the NCI’s programs allows us to foster the professional development of much-needed interpreters, ultimately yielding a positive impact on the lives of limited English proficient persons throughout the United States.

Scholarships are for students in the NCI’s seven day Medical Interpreter and three week Legal Interpreter course. CyraCom actively recruits interpreters in many different languages and will offer new interpreter positions over the next year.

About CyraCom International

CyraCom International is the leading provider of innovative language services including Over-the-Phone Interpretation, Translation & Localization, Instruction & Assessment, and ASL Video Remote Interpretation.

CyraCom International is a diversified language services company, serving distinct industries through: CyraCom (healthcare), Voiance (business), LLE (government).

For more information, visit http://www.cyracominternational.com or call (800) 713-4950 ext. 1.

About The National Center for Interpretation

The University of Arizona National Center for Interpretation is first and foremost a renowned research and public service office which serves as the country’s major repository for the theoretical and practical aspects of specialized interpretation, its cognitive underpinnings, its ethical parameters, its best practice, its assessment, and the policy that guides it. The National Center has been responsible for the development and administration of the benchmark programs in specialized interpreter testing and training: the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Exam (FCICE) and the Agnese Haury Institute for Interpretation.

The National Center for Interpretation is also the creator of the single most inclusive and comprehensive medical interpreter assessment tool in the nation – the Medical Interpreter Competency Examination, designed to assess the proficiency of medical interpreters.

For more information, visit http://nci.arizona.edu or call (520) 621-3615.

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