TRAINING SERVICES

ARCH Language Network (ARCH) provides required interpreter training to each of our interpreters to ensure that they understand and implement all ARCH policies and procedures. We also offer cultural awareness training to enhance our interpreter skills. 

Cultural awareness training helps employees in clinics, schools, and businesses to work with Limited English (LEP) clients and patients.  Today, our society is more culturally diverse than ever before.  Cultural awareness helps to create an environment of acceptance and nurturing everywhere that multiple cultures interact, to help employees work respectfully and effectively with people of culturally diverse traditions, dress, and language.  ARCH is licensed for The Community Interpreter (TCI) to train bilingual interpreters in the Twin Cities Metro and the greater Minnesota areas.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Cross - Cultural Communications (CCC):  The CCC provides training, technical assistance, writing, and consulting services to agencies and individuals that serve linguistic and cultural minorities.  CCC helps organizations like ARCH Language Network to enhance their services to immigrants and refugees.  The CCC and ARCH have partnered together to develop a 40 hour professional training bi-lingual and freelance interpreters. Click Here to learn more.

American Translators Association (ATA): The ATA is dedicated to advancing the translation and interpreting professions and through professional development services for individual translators and interpreters.  Its members span 90 countries and include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies. The ATA offers a certification exam to translators in 24 language combinations. Click here to learn more.

National Council on Interpreting Health Care (NCIHC): The NCIHC  is an organization that promotes and enhances language access in health care in the U.S.  NCIHC certifies that organizations and individuals are qualified to provide interpreting services.  NCIHC certification enables ARCH to provide quality interpreting services within the health care system. Click here to learn more. 

International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA): The IMIA is an international organization that provides supporting services to help professional medical interpreters offer skilled interpreting services for linguistically diverse patients in health care. The IMIA defines educational requirements and qualifications for medical interpreters and establishes professional standards of practice for medical interpretation, and widely publishes information to the medical interpreting community. Click here to learn more.

Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association (UMTIA): The UMTIA is a chapter of the American Translators Association representing Minnesota and areas of Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota.  UMTIA provides educational opportunities for spoken language interpreters and translators and supports the development of qualifications and regulatory practices for the field. Click here to learn more. 

Interpreting Stakeholders Group (ISG): The ISG is a Minnesota organization devoted to improving interpreter services for Limited English Proficiency Clients.  Areas of focus include healthcare, social services, education, and legal services. Click here to learn more. 

Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHIT): CCHIT is a non-profit organization for interpreters and users of interpreter services that provides a vendor-neutral certification program for healthcare interpreters. Click here to learn more. 

UPCOMING TRAINING SCHEDULES

To see ARCH's training courses, please see attached PDF below for the specific dates.  All training courses and New Interpreter Orientation dates are subject to change due to the availability of the instructor and classroom size.  For those who have been given a confirmed date will be contact by a staff from our Interpreter Services if a training date has changed.

Download PDF for the fall and winter class schedules.

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