(St. Louis, MO – July 17, 2019) There are currently thousands of unfilled court reporter positions across the country. Due to the national shortage, PohlmanUSA will present a free six-week program focused on teaching the basics of the profession.
The NCRA A to Z™ Intro to Steno Machine Shorthand program presented by PohlmanUSA will allow students to learn more about court reporting and gain the necessary skills to succeed in the profession. The program will also introduce students to career opportunities within the field and teach them fundamentals such as writing the alphabet and numbers in steno. PohlmanUSA CEO Debbie Walters said this is an opportunity for people to gain hands-on experience in court reporting and learn more about what the career has to offer.
“The court reporting industry currently is facing a devastating shortage of reporters. Nationally, there are around 5,500 unfilled positions.” said Walters. “One factor affecting the shortage is lack of resources and education for potential court reporters. Many people don’t realize that this career generally takes half the time as a traditional four-year degree and offers well-paying job opportunities.”
Walters said in addition to trial reporting, steno reporters can have careers in closed captioning for major events seen on TV, such as sporting events, political coverage, breaking news and high profile court cases. Court reporting school takes approximately two years to complete and graduates learn to write accurately at 225 words a minute.
PohlmanUSA’s six-week program will be held on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. from July 20through August 24. Each class will be held at PohlmanUSA’s downtown St. Louis office located at 10 South Broadway, Suite, 1400 and will last approximately 2 to 3 hours. Registrants do not need any materials to attend this program. PohlmanUSA will provide necessary items to complete the introduction for steno machine shorthand. To register, call Amber Leuschke at 314-450-5504.
PohlmanUSA Court Reporting and Litigation Services is recognized nationwide as the leading provider of technology-driven court reporting and litigation services. For nearly 30 years, PohlmanUSA has specialized in complex multiparty litigation by creating innovative products and customized solutions for clients. PohlmanUSA is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and anticipating clients’ needs. For more information about PohlmanUSA, go to www.pohlmanusa.com.