Free six-week course in stenographic theory at Anoka Technical College, March 2

Anoka Technical College, in collaboration with the Minnesota Association of Verbatim Reporters and Captioners, is presenting:

Free A to Z Introduction to Machine Shorthand Course 
Monday, March 2 – April 13, 2020
6 to 8 pm
Anoka Technical College, Rm 137

The first course in a six-week program begins March 2 at 7 pm. The course is designed to give students a hands-on approach to learning stenography and learning more about a fast-growing job market. The A to Z steno class begins at 7 pm and requires advanced registration.

“As a court reporting and captioning firm owner in Minnesota, I feel extremely fortunate to have one of the top schools in the nation right here in our backyard. We are pleased and impressed with the quality of graduates coming out of Anoka Tech,” said Jan Ballman, President of Paradigm Reporting and Captioning.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a higher than average 7% growth in jobs in the next decade, with the Minnesota Association of Verbatim Reporters and Captioners saying that job opportunities for court reporters continuing to outnumber the number of job seekers. The bureau also cites 2018 median pay of $51,150 per year.

Picture yourself getting paid to caption the games of your favorite sports team or at the center of a high-profile trial. Court reporters and captioners even see their work in breaking-news stories on television. You could have the opportunity to work remotely, set your own work schedule, or be your own boss.

Anoka Tech is also holding an information session intended for prospective students to meet court reporters and captioners who work in the field, learn more about the demand for trained professionals, and learn about the Anoka Tech program. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to register for this free class, contact Faculty member Jennifer Sati at or 763-576-4064.

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