The REACH project team specialized in the field of translation and linguistics traveled to Alicante-Spain to receive the training program at University of Alicante, as part of Work Package3 of the project funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus + program Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education CBHE. REACH project aims to develop the capabilities of Palestinian higher education institutions to enhance the possibility of cross-border employment of Palestinian graduates. The team that received training in Spain included a group of academics specialized in the field of translation and linguistics from partner Palestinian universities.
University of Alicante provided a training program in topics identified based on the Work Package 1 “training needs assessment”. The team will transfer the experiences gained from the training to the graduates from Palestinian universities in the graduate training program. The training program was distributed over five days, starting on Monday, July 18, and ending on Friday, July 22, 2022. The program is scheduled to contain various topics such as Overview of Translation teaching in Spain / teaching translation online, Overview of the Language Services Industry, Translation for International Organizations workshop: the UN Editorial manual and guidelines case study, Translation meets Technology workshop: CAT, MT & PE for freelance translators, Audiovisual Translation, Teaching translation online, Language Services Freelancing in Spain, Resources for the integration of Arabic-speaking population in the city of Alicante.
The training program also included a Field visit to Alicante City Council, Department of Immigration and Cooperation.
At the end of the training program, Dr. Sadiq Abdelall, REACH project’s manager, thanked all the trainers from University of Alicante and the university administration for their cooperation and providing the desired benefit from the visit. It was also agreed to increase cooperation in future projects.