“When art has changed, it’s because the world was changing.”
–Corita Kent, creator of the “Love” stamp and activist
Who knew that government procurement shared this quality with art? As the world changes, the government’s need for languages services also evolves. This means that LTC continually adapts its service offerings to keep up with the needs government agencies seek to satisfy.
Federal intelligence and military agencies are prime examples of this dynamic in the language training arena. As U.S. intelligence and military activity has expanded geographically, the federal government has greatly increased the type and quantity of language training services it buys. LTC has responded to this need by increasing the number of countries in which we offer on-site training, as well as ramping up our ability to provide flexible, student-centered virtual language training.
Emerging humanitarian needs across the country and the globe have also broadened the scope of translation procurement by the government. Externally, federal agencies seek translation of medical, engineering, and other educational materials in order to provide critical health or infrastructure training to underdeveloped nations. Internally, customers from federal and state agencies to local school districts have seen an exponential increase in the need for translation of vital documents to provide Limited English Speakers access to essential government services. LTC continues to increase its capacity to supply quick, high quality translations to meet these industry-specific humanitarian needs.
Government interpreting needs have also burgeoned as a result of federal and state military initiatives and federal regulation. Interpretation services are increasingly sought for a wide range of military settings, such as joint trainings conducted with allied foreign military organizations and U.S. conferences conducted with representatives of foreign governments. In response to federal regulations like the Americans with Disabilities Act, all levels of government have moved to expand interpretation services for deaf or hard of hearing employees, clients, and students. It has been LTC’s privilege to partner with many agencies to provide these interpretation services.
As global events evolve in ways we currently foresee, as well as in ways we can only imagine, LTC is committed to serving the needs of government agencies at every level, by which we may play some small but important role in improving the condition of the local and global community.
– Terri Messer, Bid Writer & Specialist