From the get-go, the good people at Realtime Coach (RTC) immediately offered their enthusiastic support to Project Steno. RTC is the premier software teaching platform in court reporting education. With their active help, Project Steno signed up eight schools as partner programs. We’d like to have more. To that end, Project Steno today announces that we are casting our net wider, in an effort to be more inclusive and attract more partner schools. So we are opening up our program not only to schools which use RTC’s online learning system, but any school, bricks-and-mortar or online, that uses RTC or a similar teaching platform.
RTC’s platform is unique in the sophisticated monitoring it allows us to do of students who enroll in our program of tuition assistance – and through that monitoring, we hope to spot students who may be falling behind, and get them timely help so they do not become a dropout statistic. We want our students to succeed!
It’s a win-win for schools and Project Steno and, most importantly, for the students we hope to shepherd through school and out into the field as court reporters and captioners. Click here for Application for Program Participation.
Project Steno Executive Director Nancy Varallo was joined by legendary court reporter Ed Varallo for a live, interactive presentation of realtime on the set of “Mass Appeal,” a TV news program in Massachusetts. It was a great opportunity to promote the merits of a career in court reporting.
We’re off and running. The plan is working!
- Since Project Steno began fundraising in January of this year, we’ve raised over $200,000 in pledges.
- We have granted tuition assistance (approx. $2,500/year per student for two years) to a number of students.
Realtime Center for Learning, Oklahoma College of Court Reporting, and San Antonio College join the ranks at Project Steno.
The Pennsylvania, Florida, and Alabama Court Reporters Associations and the Texas Deposition Reporters Association each pledge at least $10,000 to become Gold Contributors.
The captioning and court reporting program at Cuyahoga becomes the first Project Steno Partner Program in the state of Ohio.
Champion Steno, StenoTrain, and the Community College of Allegheny County join the Hardeman School of Court Reporting in Project Steno’s inaugural Partner Program.
Realtime Coach has pledged to match contributions to Project Steno, up to $50,000, in support of its mission to recruit students into the court reporting and captioning professions.
February 19, 2018, Worcester, MA – Project Steno, newly incorporated in 2017 to grow the court reporting profession, announced today it has received a commitment from Realtime Coach to match all contributions to Project Steno, up to $50,000 – a major and generous financial commitment!
“Project Steno” Launches Tuition Assistance Program and Process to Address Urgent Shortage of Court Reporters
December 7, 2017, Worcester, MA — Media outlets and governmental authorities continually point to court reporting as a growth profession over the next decade. At the same time, the collective aging of the court reporting profession is creating a significant shortage of court reporters, just as demand is increasing. This creates both a challenge and an opportunity.