Lindsay & Julie, two reporters from Gramann Reporting, took to Madison on Wednesday and exhibited at the Wisconsin School Counselor Association 2017 Annual Conference. On behalf of the Wisconsin Court Reporters Association (WCRA), the ladies’ aim was to bring awareness and promote court reporting and captioning careers. Many people don’t know this is a field to consider, so it’s important to ensure school counselors are aware and understanding of what it is and who would be a good candidate for the profession. This is an important task for our industry at all times, but especially now, as there is a shortage of reporters now and a high demand over the next few years.
At the WCRA table, the reporters demonstrated skills and educated counselors on what they do, how they do it, the future of the profession, and colleges available for education. They even provided Realtime on a big screen for them to see a demo of the skill/service in action. Lindsay mentioned that “we wowed a lot of people and put reporting on their radar as a potential field for their students – even a few counselors themselves as a career change! Our table was very popular.”
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