Casper to Host Community Interpreter International Training

Casper to Host Community Interpreter International Training

April 25, 2019

The Wyoming Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity is sponsoring a multiday training course in Casper to help healthcare professionals and other Wyoming residents become “community interpreters.”

The sessions run June 3-7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and will be held at the Casper-Natrona County Health Department.

“Wyoming’s need for what is known as community interpreting is growing,” said Lillian Zuniga, Office of Health Equity program manager. “While family and friends have traditionally been a source of interpreting help, there is often a need for more specially trained professionals in critical situations.”

Zuniga said the training sessions are intended to prepare interpreters to work in community interpreting, which focuses on healthcare, social services and education. The training will be led by Giovanna Carriero-Contreras of The Interpreters Academy. Carriero-Contreras is a nationally recognized expert in interpreter training.

Zuniga said limited financial assistance and workforce development training funds may be available to cover the course cost. Zuniga’s program is offering the training in partnership with the Wyoming State Network for Language Access.

Registration, cost and training session details are available online at https://tinyurl.com/yxvzjlvp. More information is also available from Zuniga by calling 307-777-5601.