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Applications are being accepted now through Friday, Feb.21, 2014, for the next School-to-Work Program which will be in session June 4 through Aug. 29, 2014. The VRSII is seeking highly-qualified applicants who have graduated with at least 65 college-level semester credits, or equivalent, before Jan. 1, 2014; and have completed an Interpreter Education Program from an accredited college or university between June 2012 and May 2014.

Click here to learn more and to download the School-to-Work Program application documents.

Apply now for Engaging to Learn: Interpreter Education through Dynamic Learning, Jan. 17 – 19, 2014. This course will actively present proven tools to engage learners based on findings related to brain-based learning and active learning and will demonstrate tools and strategies for successful application in interpreter education. Participants will learn what to do to help their students to be more engaged and successful in the learning process.

During the workshop, participants will practice many of the tools presented and work through a specific action plan for integrating the strategies and information presented into their own teaching and training. To learn more or apply, email

Press Releases

Feb. 8, 2012

Twelve National Applicants Chosen for the VRSII School-to-Work Program

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Sept. 2, 2011

ASL Interpreter Training Institute School-to-Work Program Graduates 2011 Class

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In the News

Pasadena: Local woman graduates from prestigious sign language institute

Laura Anthony was first introduced to American sign language when she was 10 years old.

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Portland Community College Recognizes its IEP Graduates Accepted to the VRSII School-to-Work Program

Portland Community College (PCC) issued a story about two of its Interpreter Education Program (IEP) graduates being admitted to the VRSII’s School-to-Work Program. Scroll to the final paragraph of the web letter to see the story. The School-to-Work Program provides training that helps recent IEP graduates bridge the gap from graduation to work readiness. Only 12 to 14 students throughout the country are admitted to the program in each cohort. PCC is the largest institution of higher learning in the state of Oregon.

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