Associate Mentoring Program
The UWM Deaf/Hard
Hearing Program ascribes to a philosophy of continual professional
development. We believe that the way to get better is to get
everyone better, together. In a phrase: lifting as we climb.
The Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Program supports an in-house mentoring program, called Pre-certified
Associate Mentoring Program (PreCAMP). Newly hired,
pre-certified interpreter/captionist staff will have access to support
and skill development as she or he actively works toward an eventual
goal of NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) and/or a
certificate of proficiency as awarded by the C-Print Development and
This mentoring program
enables the new interpreter/captionist to grow their skills, enhancing
their value to the program as she/he becomes easier to place in a wider
variety of classroom settings.
Expectations of the
- Commitment to
the goal of RID NIC certification and/or
- Commitment to the goal of a certificate of
proficiency as awarded by
the C-Print Development and Training Office.
in each semester, weekly meetings with a member of the Mentoring Staff
will be established.
targeted skills practice as assigned by Mentoring
engagement in this process.
The DHH Program
opportunities for Interpreter Technician Program (ITP) students to
fulfill their program internship requirement in the post-secondary
environment. A DHH Program intern will work with our staff to:
for ITP Students
clear expectations of the internship
- Develop individual goals
- Be in
the classroom environment 16-20 hours each week
and work with a variety of staff members
- Evaluate your progress
Every year the PS²
Program provides a concentrated post-secondary fieldwork experience for
second-year ITP students from Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
and UWM. It also exposes students to the post-secondary environment
prior to their formal internship as well as determining their
suitability for a post-secondary environment.
Practicum Student) Program
Representatives from the
DHH Program will visit the MATC and UWM ITP programs at the beginning
of each semester to explain the application process.
The following are the PS² commitment and expectations:
chosen student(s) will commit to 4-5 hours per week at UWM, observing
the work of one of our professional staff interpreters or captionists
in one dedicated class for the full semester.
observations will be followed by a discussion and debriefing session
between the interpreter/captionist and the PS² student.
- Participation will commence on the 4th
week of the semester and
continue to the end of the semester.
participant will learn techniques for and engage in prep work
prior to class observation.
participant will actively engage in a debriefing session with
the working interpreter/captionist after each class session.
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