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MAMI Interpreters Still Needed

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Utica, NY (WIBX) – Can you speak more than one language? If so, space is still available for this Saturday’s medical interpreter class in Utica.

The Multicultural Association of Medical Interpreters (MAMI) is looking for people who are fluent in both English and at least one other language. Among the languages needed most are Amharic, Arabic, Bhutanese, Bosnian, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese, Dari, Karen, Karenni, Kizigua, Nepali, Maay Maay, Poshtu, Sudanese, Tigrina, Urdu, Vietnamese and Thai. The organization is also offering scholarship money for some priority languages.

There is also a need for Medical interpreters in the Syracuse area. Among the most needed languages are Albanian, Amharic/Tigrigna, Arabic (female), Bangladeshi, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese, Karenni, Kirundi, Macedonian, Nepali/Hindi, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili and Vietnamese.

The class is scheduled to take place at the MAMI office, located at 309 Genesee St., on the fourth floor. To register, contact the organization’s Utica office at (315)-732-2271, the Syracuse office at (315)-214-5003, or via e-mail at

MAMI has been recognized both state and nation-wide for their advocacy programs, along with interpreter training and coordinating for medical, legal and social services in Central New York.

(Story by WIBX intern Gino Geruntino)

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