Court Reporting Schools
Project Steno is looking for court reporting programs all across America that are committed to enrolling, training, and graduating new reporters in two years. This involves a course designed for completion in two years and, importantly, committed instructors using the best tools to assist students in reaching their goals.
Project Steno is a new endeavor and exists as a result of donations from supporters of the stenographic court reporting and captioning profession. For this reason, the beginning group of students receiving tuition assistance will be small. As funding increases, more students will receive tuition assistance.
Schools interested in participating with Project Steno should meet the following criteria:
- Curriculum designed for two-year completion
- Systematic speed building and required online practice utilizing Realtime Coach (or similar online learning system)
- Regular monitoring and coaching of students utilizing Realtime Coach (or similar system)
- Project Steno must be provided access to student progress/grades/attendance in order to monitor those in our tuition assistance program.
The founders of Project Steno believe there are many excellent reporting programs with first-rate instructors currently in existence. Project Steno is committed to assist students in starting and completing their education in these programs.
We believe NCRA’s A-to-Z course is foundational to the effort to revitalize the court reporting and captioning profession. Successful completion of the A-to-Z course is a requirement of all beginning reporting students who seek Project Steno tuition assistance.
As A-to-Z expands into more reporting firms, schools and communities, potential reporters will be identified by the volunteer leaders and directed to schools where their training can be continued. We believe successful completion of the A-to-Z course under the direction of one of the hundreds of court reporter volunteers across America demonstrates many of the qualities successful students should possess. But training these students to become a reporter or captioner requires programs that are equipped with committed instructors who are using the best tools. That’s where you come into the picture.