The Acolad Academy is now accredited by the Decree on Permanent Education (PE).
As of July 1 2022, the curriculum provided by Acolad’s non-profit training organization in The Netherlands will offer courses with PE-points. Following these courses allows participating translators and interpreters to extend their registration in the Dutch Register of Sworn Interpreters and Translators (Rbtv).
Throughout its many years in the industry, Acolad has witnessed how costs and time constraints often become barriers to training for both interpreters and translators. “Through the Academy we strive to remove these barriers and invest in the competence development of all interpreters. We are delighted to be able to provide yet another benefit to the translators and interpreters that enroll in our training programmes,” says Denise Horan, General Manager of Acolad Netherlands.
Continuing education is an integral part of Acolad's quality policy and strategy, fully in line with their ISO9001 certification for quality management. This new accreditation is also a plus for customers, especially in the public sector.
“We have been a supplier to the Dutch government for over 10 years, and this accreditation is another reassuring aspect of who Acolad is as an organization, a partner that has social involvement firmly woven into its DNA,” adds Sylvie Versteylen, Senior Vice President and General Manager Europe at Acolad. “By encouraging interpreters and translators to continue their professional development we make sure we work with the best. Furthermore, we ensure optimal service and performance, as the Academy's training programme meets the needs of the market by guaranteeing the deployment of suitably qualified sworn interpreters.”