STCC to offer legal interpreting certificate program
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Interested in working as a legal interpreter? Springfield Technical Community College will offer training beginning Feb. 25.
The course runs through April, with classes meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Offered as a certificate program through the Workforce Development Center at STCC, this class is open to Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian speaking students who would like to expand their interpreting skills in legal settings. Interpreting is a high-demand field. Jobs are expected to grow by 19 percent through 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Large increases in the number of non-English-speaking people in the United States will drive growth, the BLS reports.
The course will cover the most in-demand types of hearings such as due process hearings, unemployment Hearings, and depositions. Students will learn legal terminology and procedural protocols needed to interpret for these various types of hearings. In addition, students will have the opportunity for intense practice through mock hearings.
These mock hearings will give students the experience and comfort-level needed to apply for work in the field. Trained legal interpreters are in demand throughout Massachusetts and nationwide in law offices, schools, state agencies and contracting agencies.
For more information and to enroll online, visit stcc.edu/wdc/descriptions/legal-interpreting. To contact the Workforce Development Center Office, call (413) 755-4225.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, liberal arts, and STEM fields continue to provide the most affordable options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of about 7,000 day, evening, weekend, and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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