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ATA School Outreach: A Fun and Rewarding Way to Raise Awareness of Our Professions

April 24, 2014

In 2013 translation and interpretation jobs were among the 15 fastest growing professions in the US. The School Outreach Program aims to raise awareness by helping ATA members educate the public about exciting careers in translation and interpreting.

The program also holds an annual contest as an extra incentive to participate in School Outreach.

In this webinar we will interview previous years’ contest winners to learn about their experiences. We will also review the steps for conducting a successful School Outreach presentation- from finding a school to submitting a winning picture for the annual School Outreach contest. Participants do not need any previous experience or skills; the School Outreach Program provides information and presentation materials for anyone interested in participating in School Outreach.

What will you learn?

  • What the experience of presenting in schools is like
  • Different approaches for different educational levels (elementary, middle school, high school and college)
  • The steps for finding and contacting a school, preparing a presentation and where to find the pre-made presentation material
  • Presentation tips
  • How to take a winning picture for the contest and submit the material to the school outreach contest

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About the presenter

Tess Whitty is an English-into-Swedish translator and owner of Swedish Translation Services. Aside from her regular translation work, she serves as language chair and grader for the English-Swedish certification program, and chair for the ATA Chapter Committee.

Tess has been a member of the School Outreach Program for three years and has presented about our professions in schools. She also gives training seminars and presentations on translation and marketing skills for translators both live and as webinars, and has launched the Marketing Tips for Translators podcast and blog.


April 24, 2014
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Presenter(s): Tess Whitty, Birgit Vosseler-Brehmer
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenting Language(s): Presented in English

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