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This course is a 6 Thursday class starting January 25th from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm and goes through March 14th. To participate, you must register with Cathy Anderson, at canders@jvskc.org, (816)-629-8908.

Bridging the Gap is a forty-two-hour training course for beginning and intermediate medical/social service bilingual interpreters. Course objectives are 1) to be able to apply the Interpreter’s Code of Ethics, 2) to be able to demonstrate the appropriate roles of an interpreter; 3) to be able to demonstrate the modes of interpreting; 4) to be able to demonstrate cultural competency practices; and 5) to be able to identify medical terms. The course is presented by Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) and taught by Melanie Allmayer. Participants will take a final exam on the last day of class. A certificate of completion is awarded based on attendance and a passing score on the final exam.