MCIS meets hundreds of translators, interpreters, trainers and entrepreneurs at ATA conference-Latha Sukumar, Executive Director shares her experience

We arrived in sunny San Francisco on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, to attend the American Translators Association Conference. From the airport, we went straight to the hotel where the conference was being held and proceeded to the low ceiling windowless exhibitor space in the basement. However, the bleakness of the space could not dampen our enthusiasm since we knew from past experience it would be humming with activity over the next few days. MCIS was…

MCIS provides services at Homeless Connect Toronto

As the MCIS team made its way to the Homeless Connect event on October 30, we were sure that many people would come looking for interpretation services, and they did. Although the event was scheduled to start at 11 a.m., people started queuing up in the early hours of the morning. Volunteers could be seen rushing to help those seeking assistance. Around 700 guests showed up for the event. Several of the homeless walked in…

Employee talks about her MCIS experience

From a co-op student in Human Resources to a professional in e-learning Tenzin Paldon has come a long way. Before going back to her home in India, she sat down with me to talk about her experience at MCIS and future plans. Below is an excerpt of the interview: What will you miss most about MCIS? I will definitely miss the team with which I spent the past 2 years. I have a lot of…

We Are Diverse, We Are MCIS

In the wake of a recent Conference Board of Canada study that urges an immigration hike to support economic growth, MCIS has something to boast of, as we are truly diverse in every sense of the word. We employ 43 Full-time Equivalents and over 5,000 language professionals who come from all over the globe. MCIS staff speaks over 24 languages with the top 5 being Spanish, French, Russian, Hindi and Mandarin. Our language professionals represent…

MCIS STAFF LEARN TEAM BUILDING THE FUN WAY

On October 7, when MCIS staff got together with construction paper, a marker, pipe cleaner, popsicle sticks and tape to “build the best possible tower,” they wondered how they would do it. Little did they know that they would get it done in a few minutes, all thanks to good old teamwork. This was done as part of a teambuilding workshop organized by MCIS to encourage collaboration in a team environment, and create effective cooperation….

Advanced Court Interpreter Training (ACIT) Program for Interpreters

There is only one week left until the first day of class of the Advanced Court Interpreter Training (ACIT). If you are planning to become a certified court interpreter this year, now is the time to complete the preparation course. ACIT will help you: receive extensive preparation in the components of the court interpreter certification exam, such as sight translation and simultaneous & consecutive interpretation cover key concepts, such as court decorum & etiquette, voir…

Continued Competence is Taken Very Seriously

At MCIS Language Services we take Continued Competence very seriously! As per our interpreter code of ethics, our language professionals commit themselves to lifelong learning in recognition that languages, individuals, and services evolve and change over time and a competent interpreter strives to maintain the delivery of quality interpretation. As part of this important principle interpreters are to: Take available courses and examinations to obtain accreditation and/or certification. Maintain and expand skills and knowledge through…