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Do we recruit current college students for interpretation services to work part-time in our schools? Where do we recruit for these services and are there any challenges in identifying candidates for these services?

Question#: 16

ANSWER:

The Department of Certification and Staffing in the Office of Human Resources and Development does not recruit college students for interpretation services. The need for interpreters at various events throughout the system is met using MCPS part-time employees who are bilingual and seek additional hours; so we do not actively recruit individuals for interpretation services. Currently, we have not experienced challenges in identifying candidates for these services; however, the use of current college students is something we will explore in the future if the need increases. 

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