World News: 14:00 GMT Wednesday 12th June 2019. [Veritext via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
LIVINGSTON, N.J., June 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- , the leader in deposition and litigation support solutions, announces the launch of a series of hosted events in support of . As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to promote and expand the court reporting profession, Veritext will host social events in local markets to bring together court reporters and captioners for fun and networking – and to raise money for Project Steno.
All court reporters and captioners are invited to attend Veritext’s Fundraise for the Future events at no charge, but are appreciated. Veritext will sponsor each fundraising event, including food and drink, raffles, silent auctions and more – and all donations made to Project Steno will be matched by Veritext.
Founded in 2017, Project Steno is an independent, nonaffiliated 501(c)(3) charitable organization that operates on a not-for-profit basis. Its goals are to:
Proceeds from events will support Project Steno’s ongoing Tuition Assistance program and the expansion of its , an innovative initiative designed to bring awareness of the court reporting and captioning professions to military spouses nationwide. Basic Training™ is Project Steno’s six-week introductory course to introduce military spouses to the many career options available today. The Basic Training™ program will allow military spouses to learn the basics of steno theory in a virtual classroom environment as a first step before deciding to enter a full two-year program. Military spouses may be eligible to receive GI Bill benefits or tuition assistance from Project Steno. All materials (textbooks/steno machines) for the Basic Training™ program are provided by Project Steno at no charge.
The first two fundraisers are planned for July in Florida and California, with more events to follow.
“We are grateful to Veritext for their leadership and the very real support they have provided Project Steno and the reporting profession,” says Project Steno Executive Director Nancy Varallo, RDR, CRR, FAPR. “This is an exciting opportunity for us to further expand our programs and benefit the court reporting profession.”
These events are part of Veritext’s ongoing to address the court reporter shortage and advocate for the stenographic reporting professions. Last month the company announced the expansion of its court reporter student which awards scholarships to both new and returning students, to several additional markets and court reporting schools throughout the United States and Canada.
Globe Newswire: 14:00 GMT Wednesday 12th June 2019
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