Since the first Interpreter Institute, more than 1,000 different people have been trained, an average of 72 new people every year. Many have attended more than one Institute. Below are class pictures from each of the past Institutes, along with links to our Flickr page where you can see pictures take thruoghout each week
This year, the Institute ran July 31 – August 4 and drew 90 participants in the core track and another 47 in the alumni only track. Altogether, 175 people were on hand through the week, including staff and faculty. Participants came from 29 states combined between the two tracks. Delaware and North Dakota were represented in the alumni but not in the core track, which had 27 states represented. In a break from the past several institutes, there were no interpreters from other countries, nor where there any interpreters working in spoken languages. As in the past several years, this class filled up early – this time in mid-February – and waiting list was begun. This list eventually grew to over 70 names before officials just simply stopped accepting more. MHIT has been increasingly more competitive and selective regarding who is accepted.