CTA Mentoring Program

The CTA Mentoring Program provides registered CTA newcomers to the profession an opportunity to interact with and learn from seasoned CTA translators or interpreters. Mentees will be matched with an experienced CTA member who has volunteered to provide guidance and advice throughout the program’s one-year duration period. The program is free to registered CTA members and runs from January through December. Participation is limited, so early applications are encouraged.

What the CTA Mentoring Program is:

  • a chance for mentors and mentees to learn from each other
  • a means for mentees to access the experience gained by a mentor over years of professional activity
  • an opportunity for veteran translators/interpreters to gain a fresh perspective, help a fellow language enthusiast, and boost their resumes

What the CTA Mentoring Program is not:

  • a marketing course
  • a translation training program
  • a job network


FAQ

Who may participate in the CTA Mentoring Program?

All active CTA members are eligible to participate in the program.

How is the program structured?

The mentee determines their goals and the pace of interaction. Mentor and mentee together negotiate how the relationship will play out.

How can I become a mentee?

Update your CTA Profile under the Members tab. Then click on the red “Become a Mentee” button above to complete the CTA Mentee Application Form.

What kind of time commitment is involved?

Mentorships last for one year. Participants interact for one to two hours per month, or more.

How can I become a mentor?

Update your CTA Profile under the Members tab. Then click on the blue “Become a Mentor” button above to complete the CTA Mentor Volunteer Form.