Information session in court reporting at Anoka Technical College, March 2

Anoka Technical College is hosting an open house for the Judicial Reporting program, Monday, March 2, 6 to 7 pm. 

The information session is 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 and how to train to become a court reporter.

“The atmosphere is fun and attendees will learn exactly what those people writing on that machine do,” said Jennifer Sati, Anoka Tech Judicial Reporting program instructor. “It’s an easy way to try a stenography machine out to see if this career and/or training would be a good fit.”

Court reporters are known as guardians of the record because of their impartiality and role within the judicial process, capturing the words spoken by everyone during a court hearing or deposition proceeding. The official record is vital in protecting the legal process. The skills learned by reporters have created other professions for reporters including broadcast captioning and real-time translation for people who are deaf or have partial hearing loss.

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.

“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.

Coinciding with the information session, and in collaboration with the Minnesota Association of Verbatim Reporters and Captioners, the Judicial Reporting program is also hosting a free six-week introductory course of Steno Machine Shorthand. Starting March 2, the A to Z Steno Machine Shorthand class begins at 7 pm and requires advanced registration.

Court Reporting Information Session 
Monday, March 2
6 to 7 pm
Anoka Technical College, Rm 137

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