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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:00 am

Interested in learning about careers in interpretation and translation? Join us at Pima Community College Downtown Campus on March 28 for a bilingual career fair and related workshops.

“Tucson Speaks: The Business of Languages” will take place 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. It will be a day of networking, skills workshops at all levels and a job fair for this booming area of employment. “If you’ve ever wondered how your ability to communicate in two or more different languages could benefit your community and become a potential career, this is the event for you,” said Jeffrey W. Gabbitas, Ph.D., lead faculty for Pima’s Translation and Interpretation Studies. “There is a great demand for well-trained and proficient bilingual translators/interpreters.”

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 44 percent increase in jobs in the fields of interpreting and translation in the next decade.

“Tucson Speaks: The Business of Languages is an annual event that allows employers in the translation/interpretation field to come and introduce their services to potential employees,” Gabbitas said. “The event also allows experienced translators/interpreters to attend training workshops to help them refine their skills.”

The event will be informative, interactive and free. Don’t forget to bring your résumé, there may be a job waiting for you. Following the event there will be two professional workshops for interpreters sponsored by Arizona Translators and Interpreters (ATI) and the National Center for Interpretation. 

  • What: Tucson Speaks: The Business of Languages
  • When: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., March 28
  • Where: Pima Community College Downtown Campus (Amethyst Room), 1255 N. Stone Ave.
  • For more information or to have a booth at the career fair, contact Jeff Gabbitas, 206-7274 or jwgabbitas@pima.edu.

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