Recently, the AALC met with it’s members, language service providers and university representatives to discuss the launch of the Intern Partnership Program (IPP). The venue was kindly provided by AALC Member, Polyglot Group, in Sydney in July.
The AALC is currently developing the AALC Intern Partnership Program (IPP). Inspired by the European ELIA Exchange, this is in response to an increased awareness that graduates from translation programs are not always equipped, from the employer’s point of view, with the skills necessary to begin being part of a productive team without significant training provided by the employer.
Having had in attendance representatives from varying areas within the industry, a committee was elected to initiate and implement the IPP. The committee will oversee the facilitation of cooperative partnerships between the industry and academia to develop an exchange program between language service providers (LSPs) and university faculties, and to develop a partnership program connecting LSPs, universities and students to improve the internship process for all.
The AALC welcomes all dialogue with those from within the industry whom recognise the importance for the need to equip graduates with the skills necessary to begin being part of a productive team without significant training provided by the employer.
The AALC is contactable on firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue kindly provided by the Polyglot Group