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Old 05-14-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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Does anyone here happen to work for Sorenson? I'm studying to be a sign language interpreter and wondered if they are a good company to work for and also what the pay is like. Or does anyone work anywhere else in Charlotte as a sign language interpreter? I may consider moving there when I'm done with school.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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There is Fluent in Charlotte (http://www.fluentls.com/pdf/Fluent_Interpreters_Sought_Flyer.pdf). My fiance is deaf, and while he was at Winthrop they hired people from there to interpret his classes for him...though I'm not sure of the pay. I know Gaston County schools are hiring an ASL interpreter earlier in the year, there are actually a lot of deaf down here so a lot of schools are always hiring an interpreter. I found the job announcement for Gaston County schools (Classified), so the pay is around 28-30k a year.

If you go around Central Piedmont Community College, their ASL department might have further ideas of where the jobs are around here. I might plan to go there to become an interpreter down the road, but for now I'm learning ASL on my own for my fiance.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:06 AM
 
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There is Fluent in Charlotte (http://www.fluentls.com/pdf/Fluent_Interpreters_Sought_Flyer.pdf). My fiance is deaf, and while he was at Winthrop they hired people from there to interpret his classes for him...though I'm not sure of the pay. I know Gaston County schools are hiring an ASL interpreter earlier in the year, there are actually a lot of deaf down here so a lot of schools are always hiring an interpreter. I found the job announcement for Gaston County schools (Classified), so the pay is around 28-30k a year.

If you go around Central Piedmont Community College, their ASL department might have further ideas of where the jobs are around here. I might plan to go there to become an interpreter down the road, but for now I'm learning ASL on my own for my fiance.

Hi, I have a hearing loss as well and coming from chicago, I have no clue how to find/meet the deaf community. I do not have any ASL signing experience but SEE. any helpful hints knowing where the deaf community is?
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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Hi, I have a hearing loss as well and coming from chicago, I have no clue how to find/meet the deaf community. I do not have any ASL signing experience but SEE. any helpful hints knowing where the deaf community is?
My fiance is like you, he prefers SEE to ASL, and we really haven't gotten all that involved in the deaf community around Charlotte (Gastonia seems to have one of the larger ones around here). There are deaf events around Charlotte though, such as Deaf Professional Happy Hour, silent dinners, bowling and others. We haven't gotten around to becoming more involved because we live in Rock Hill and are just finishing up college and are trying to save some money--but we plan to get more involved when I start learning ASL more intensely.

This is a list that CPCC puts out every few months of deaf events in the area:
February 2009 listing — Central Piedmont Community College (http://www.cpcc.edu/interpreter_education/deaf-community-events/Spring%20Deaf%20Community%20Events%202009%20-%20Feb%202009%20Updated.pdf/view - broken link)

And here is the DPHH website that is usually updated once a month:
DPHH: Charlotte, NC (http://www.dphh.com/charlotte - broken link)
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