TCRA is happy to report that the first classes of the A to Z Program have been successfully completed in our state. Thanks to Alpha Reporting, Elite Reporting, Gibson Reporting, Morgan Reporting and Tennessee Captioning for taking the lead and being such an integral part to the success of this program. I can personally speak on behalf of Alpha Reporting who had 7 of their students, upon completion, express their desire to take the next step of enrolling in a court reporting program. As a matter of fact, after only 3 weeks of being involved in the program one student went ahead and enrolled and is well on her way to joining the ranks of this exciting profession known as court reporting.
When given the opportunity to be a guest speaker at one of the A to Z classes, the look of excitement and eagerness that I saw on the faces of the students confirmed with me that we all need to give a little of our time to share what we already know, and that is that this is a wonderful profession that has been good to us and may be just the profession that someone is looking for.
If you are interested in being a guest speaker or for that matter starting a class, please reach out to NCRA or one of the leaders of the classes here in our state and help bring awareness, while at the same time help solve the issue of a tremendous shortage of court reporters across the country.
To further advance the court reporting profession, this past week I was asked to be a guest speaker at the University of Memphis’ Legal Studies program about the career of court reporting. It was amazing to see the number of students that had never even heard about our profession. If an opportunity like this should cross your path, please step up and speak up. We can all do our part by spreading the word of this awesome career and help to recruit new talent to carry on our profession for many years to come.
TCRA President 2017-18
P.S. Please make sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming TCRA annual convention on June 1st and 2nd at the Four Points Sheraton at Brentwood. Your convention committee is hard at work planning for another successful convention. Looking forward to seeing you there.