The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how vital interpreters are in providing access to high-quality health care and advice. The NSW Ministry of Multiculturalism has just announced its interpreter scholarship program for the training of interpreters in new, emerging and in-demand languages.
This week, Fatih chats with George Bisas, the Director of Language Services, Multicultural NSW, about the program and how aspiring interpreters can apply.
Link to apply for the NSW Interpreter Scholarship:
George Bisas has more than three decades of extensive management experience in Australia and abroad within government, private and non-government sectors.
George has assumed multiple key management positions across various sectors and disciplines, including change management, public relations, adult education and training, media and marketing. He was previously CEO of VITS, the Victorian Interpreting and Translating Service, where he managed a major change process resulting in significant commercial success.
Before joining VITS, he was with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, where he managed the Commission’s education, community relations and commercial operations. George was appointed to a senior advisory position with the Hong Kong Government through the HKEOC, where he was responsible for establishing a range of commercial training, education, research and consultancy services. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Headway Victoria, a state-wide disability advocacy service providing support for people living with acquired brain injuries and their families.
He has been elected or appointed to an extensive range of Government and non-Government boards and advisory committees.
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