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Sponsored Research Office

Western Region Interpreter Education Center (WRIEC)

Project Director:


Dr. Cheryl Davis

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Funding Source:


US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration

Project Description:

The Western Region Interpreter Education Center (WRIEC), a collaborative endeavor of Western Oregon University, in Monmouth, Oregon and El Camino Community College, in Torrance, California, is dedicated to the provision of quality education and professional development opportunities for interpreters at all skill levels.

WRIEC is a member of the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC). In conjunction with the National Interpreter Education Center and the other Regional Interpreter Education Centers, WRIEC serves as an educational resource center for interpreters, consumers, rehabilitation personnel, interpreter educators, and interpreter referral personnel.

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration, WRIEC serves the Western United States, including Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

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