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New Spanish-speaking Career Scholarship Announced

New Spanish-speaking Career Scholarship Announced

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Metaphrasis Language and Cultural Solutions (Metaphrasis), a leading Chicago-based language services company today announced their medical interpreting scholarship program is now open for applicants.

Responding to the growing demand for qualified medical interpreters and its commitment to giving back to the community Metaphrasis created this scholarship opportunity to help create jobs for those who are bi-lingual and seeking a new career opportunity.  The scholarship is offered to individuals who are interested in seeking a career in medical interpreting and who would like to participate in the Metaphrasis Medical Interpreter Training course.

In order to help these individuals start a new career path, Metaphrasis has chosen to provide this scholarship to individuals who may be experiencing financial hardship.  The medical interpreter scholarship promotes and advances the field of medical interpreting in the Chicago land area. One individual will be awarded a full scholarship to attend the 48-hour medical interpreter course each time training is offered.

Elizabeth Colón, CEO of Metaphrasis commented on the new scholarship, “It has always been my goal and dream to provide an opportunity to those with the invaluable skill of being bilingual.  It is perfect timing to enter the medical interpreting field as demand continues to grow.  We are very proud to offer this training scholarship and hope that Chicago residents will be able to reap the rewards of this career path.”

The recipient of the scholarship will be awarded the following:
• Full paid tuition for the 48-hour Medical Interpreter Training program
• Classroom books and materials
• 40-hour professional internship

Metaphrasis also requires a six-month commitment following the training in order to allow scholarship recipients real-world access and integration into the medical interpreting field.  This six-month period includes a 40-hour internship is required to gain experience and learn the business. After the training and internship period is complete, Metaphrasis will also consider scholarship recipients for hire.  To learn more about the scholarship or to apply, please contact Maria Nieves at info@metaphrasislcs.com.