Guest speakers include representatives from SCF, the online training company Ed2Go, and Veritext, a top court reporter employer.
(Sarasota-Manatee) The legal industry is currently experiencing a severe shortage of court reporters given the overall increase in demand for services and the pandemic’s shift to digital platforms. This shortage presents a substantial opportunity for those seeking a rewarding career as a digital court reporter, with average starting wages of $25 per hour. The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is partnering with State College of Florida (SCF) to provide a virtual information session about SCF’s tuition-free Digital Court Reporter training program. The information session is part of WRC’s monthly Career Connections program to link women to quality jobs and funded training programs.
This free informational webinar is on November 18, noon-1 p.m. Participants can attend by phone or computer and will be able to ask questions via a chatbox. Guest speakers include representatives from SCF, the online training company Ed2Go, and Veritext, a top court reporting agency. Those interested can register at www.mywrc.org/CourtReporter or call (941) 256-9721 for more information.
“Graduates of the self-paced class will be ready to pass the Certified Electronic Reporter exam and can work from home or in-person providing deposition and litigation support,” says Lee Kotwicki, director of the Workforce Solutions at SCF. She explains that webinar participants will learn about the online class, how to apply for the fully funded scholarship through CareerSource Suncoast, and hear directly from an employer regarding job opportunities in this high-demand profession.
Digital court reporters play a key role in the legal system by capturing and maintaining a verbatim record of court proceedings via digital audio equipment. As litigation continues to rise nationwide, and the technology used to capture testimony evolves, there is a tremendous need for digital court reporters who can work in the freelance market for a court reporting agency or as a full-time government employee at a courthouse.
WRC also offers free individual career coaching. To learn more about this Career Connections information session or other services available at WRC, please call 941-256-9721 or visit mywrc.org.
About the Women’s Resource Center:
For more than 37 years, the Women’s Resource Center has been dedicated to engaging, educating, enriching and empowering women of all generations and socioeconomic levels. Today, WRC serves thousands of women and families in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Its vision is to provide unique strategies and programs that strengthen women through life’s transitions and provide balance, confidence and determination, which not only meet their immediate needs, but also provide hope for the future. To learn more, visit www.MyWRC.org.