Questions? Contact the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interpreter Mentee/Apprentice Responsibilities:
Commit to a Full Semester
You must complete a full 8 week semester of mentoring sessions(12 sessions of 1.5 hrs each). Attend all required events: three group “Mixer Meetings” (set up by your Task Force), one “Training Day” and two “Evaluation Sessions” (once at the midpoint, and again at the end).
Schedule With & Pay Your Mentor
Arrange a date/time to meet with the mentor. Please pay the mentor $10 dollars at the time of the appointment.
Respect Your Mentor’s Time
Sessions are scheduled for 1.5 hours. If it runs longer, the mentor will not be reimbursed for the extra time. Always arrive 10-15 minutes early prior to the appointment.
Submit feedbackafter every mixer meeting, training day, and evaluation session. Fill out two short feedback surveys about your experience with the pilot program, once at the beginning and again at the end of the semester.
If you accept any freelance job, whether it is paying job or not, please inform ASLIS so we can confidentially track the jobs apprentices covered for tracking purposes that is requested by the state. You can track online here or contact Dixie@aslis.com.
No, the mixers are open to the greater signing community. Those not directly involved in the E2E program, but who are a part of the Deaf/hard of hearing and interpreting communities are welcome to join.
The purpose of the E2E program is interpreter skill building. Skill building is an important lifelong pursuit for all professional interpreters, and certifications are intended to test an interpreter’s skill. While becoming certified is not a goal of the E2E program, the activities you do in this program should improve your chances of passing a certification.
Answer in progress. Contact your coordinator in the mean time.
The Deaf Mentoring Program is provided by ASLIS for locations in Greater Minnesota, and is supported by grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.