After September 30, 2016, the Western Region Interpreter Education Center (WRIEC) will no longer support this website as our federal funding has ended. This site will remain open but we will not be able to respond to inquiries.

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WRIEC - Western Region Intrpreter Center

WRIEC Regional Resource Center

The Western Region Interpreter Education Center (WRIEC) is a collaborative endeavor of Western Oregon University, in Monmouth, Oregon and El Camino Community College. In conjunction with the National Interpreter Education Center and the other Regional Interpreter Education Centers, WRIEC serves as an educational resource center for interpreters, consumers, rehabilitation personnel, interpreter educators, and interpreter referral personnel.


Over a five-year grant cycle, currently 2010-2015, WRIEC offers numerous projects and activities. Among others, it provides on-site and online professional development opportunities, technical assistance, a Lending Library and CEU sponsorship. It corresponds with its constituents via e-blasts, newsletters and at regional and national magnet events such as RID, CIT and NAD.


WRIEC serves the Western United States, including Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. It also serves a national audience as part of the NCIEC.



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