Visclosky Announces Funding to the College of Court Reporting
Hobart, IN – Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded funding to the College of Court Reporting of Hobart under the Training for Realtime Writers program, administered by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.
According to College of Court Reporting Executive Director Jay Vettickal, the funding will augment the school’s training capacity, with the goal of increasing the overall number of graduates working in realtime captioning jobs. It will also allow the school to expand access to its very own pioneering educational tool, ev360 Professional, which offers realtime writers over 1,200 hours of unique dictation in literary, jury charge, two-voice testimony, multi-voice testimony, and captioning topics (news, weather, sports, etc.).
Mr. Vettickal said, “The College of Court Reporting is honored to receive its second grant award from the U.S. Department of Education. The combination of the college’s ev360 technologies and dedicated faculty contributed to graduating and placing a record number of realtime-ready students since the first grant was awarded in 2011, and this new grant will help the college produce even more realtime providers within the next year and in the future.”
Congressman Visclosky said, “The highly skilled graduates of the College of Court Reporting and other realtime writers provide invaluable services to our legal system, broadcast networks, governments of all levels, and many others. I was happy to support the college’s efforts to secure this grant, which will give more students access to the college’s innovative training technologies, helping fill the openings in the growing field of realtime writers.”
Congressman Visclosky wrote a letter of support for the College of Court Reporting’s application for assistance in May 2012.
This award totals $300,000.