Alfred State College (ASC) is partnering with Project Steno to help put students on a path to a rewarding career in the high-demand field of court reporting.
Based out of Worcester, MA, Project Steno promotes the stenographic court reporting/captioning profession through social media and community outreach, with the goal of building a robust pipeline of students into school and graduating them in two years.
The first step of Project Steno involves providing prospective students with a free introductory court reporting course, with partnering instructors donating their time and court reporters donating steno machines. After a six-week remote course, students are able to select a partnering school to attend for their court reporting degree.
Students completing the introductory course who subsequently attend a partnering school receive tuition assistance. As the final step in the process, Project Steno monitors student progress and helps mentor those who need extra help in order to ensure that those who meet the program milestones graduate in two years.
Danielle Green, an assistant professor in Alfred State’s Business Department, noted that she will be donating her time in January during the evenings to instruct a basic training course to prospective students.
“Our goal is to encourage enrollment in court reporting programs due to the shortage of working reporters nationally and globally,” Green said. “Partnering with Project Steno is an exciting endeavor for our program and our profession. There is a need to train qualified court reporters to fill a global shortage, and this is the first step in assisting prospective students in the next step in their potential new career free of a financial commitment. This opportunity provides a remote-learning opportunity, as well as a remote profession, for military spouses.”
Alfred State offers a two-year degree in court and realtime reporting and a certificate in court reporting and captioning. Learn more about these programs.
For more information on Project Steno, visit ProjectSteno.org.