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The Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies Announces New Punctuation Seminars for Court Reporters
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Toronto, ON. March 26, 2012 – Toronto, ON. March 23, 2012 - Today, the Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies (CCVS), Canada's only private career college dedicated to the training of realtime court reporters, officially announced the launch of a new series titled 'Punctuation for Court Reporters'. The course will launch alongside the May 2012 intake and has been approved by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) for continuing education credits.  

"Court reporters are always looking to improve their skills and create better, more polished transcripts", said Alexandra Bolintineanu, English Instructor at CCVS and course creator. "The course presents the basics of punctuation and provides strategies for the typical issues of live speech. If you have ever wondered how to punctuate the witness who never draws breath, the witness who makes one false start after another, or the lawyer and witness who keep interrupting one another, this is the course for you."

The professional development course is scheduled to run on Wednesday nights for eight weeks in total. Courses will begin on May 9, 2012 and carry through until June 27, 2012. Each seminar will run two hours in length and will be held at ASAP Court Reporting Services at 900-333 Bay Street in Toronto, ON. Members of the NCRA will be eligible to earn .2 continuing education credits (CEU's) per seminar for a total of 1.6 CEU's upon completion of training.  

CCVS was founded by Kimberley Stewart in 2008 to meet the desperate need for court reporters in Canada. The mandate of the school is to meet the demand for qualified court reporters within an industry in need of a new generation of skilled workers.

Media Contact: Daniel Winer
Telephone: 416-960-2287(CCVS)
info@verbatimstudies.com


The Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies Announces Program Changes
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Toronto, ON. March 28, 2011 – The Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies (CCVS), Canada’s only private career college dedicated to the training of court reporters, has changed its program offerings from “in-class,” “online,” and “hybrid” to the new “National” and “Local” formats.  The changes will take effect for the May 2011 session. 

The “National” format (like the former ”online” option) allows students to complete the two years of study online through the Learning Management System (LMS), email, and other online tools.  The “Local” (formerly “hybrid”) format will also be completed online and provides students who reside in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) or just beyond with the option to meet in a group session on Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m.

Effective May 2011, the in-class format will no longer be available; however, current students will not be affected.  The move to this two-option format is in response to the current demand voiced by prospective students. 

CCVS was founded by Kimberley Stewart in 2008 to meet the desperate need for court reporters in Canada. The mandate of the school is to meet the demand for qualified court reporters within an industry in need of a new generation of skilled workers.

Media Contact: Kimberley John
Telephone: 416-960-2287(CCVS)
info@verbatimstudies.com

 

Media Advisory/ Photo Opportunity – THE CANADIAN CENTRE FOR VERBATIM STUDIES TO HOLD ITS FIRST GRADUATION CEREMONY

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Toronto, October 6, 2010 – The Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies (CCVS), Canada’s only private career college dedicated to the training of court reporters, is holding its first graduation ceremony on October 21st at 6 p.m.

“I couldn’t be more proud,” says CCVS founder Kimberley Stewart. “It is a reward as much for our school as it is for our graduates. We’ve worked hard to get the school up and running, and to see our graduates working in the field is just very gratifying.”

The ceremony will take place in the offices of ASAP Reporting Services in the prestigious Bay Adelaide Centre. ASAP Reporting is considered one of the leading court reporting agencies in the world.

Guest speakers will include CCVS Board member Teresa Forbes, who has been in the court reporting business for the past thirty years. Teresa has worked all over Canada on high-profile corporate litigation cases, and her work has also taken her overseas to work at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, covering war crimes in relation to Slobodan Milosevic and the individuals who reported to him. In addition to Forbes, Laura Bailey from the Ontario Association of Career Colleges (OACC) will welcome the graduates into the working world as OACC Alumni. The OACC is a non-profit association that represents over 250 registered private career colleges in Ontario. Finally, Victoria Janda, one of the graduating students, will reflect on her time at CCVS.

CCVS welcomed its first students in January of 2008. The school was founded by Stewart to meet the desperate need for court reporters in Canada. The average working reporter in the industry is currently between 50 and 55 years of age, and the industry requires a new generation of work-ready court reporters.
“The mandate of our school is to meet the demand for new, qualified court reporters,” says Stewart. “This graduating class represents a great first step, but we still have a long way to go to address the need and better protect the integrity of the record.”

CCVS offers in-class, online, and hybrid programs. The school is located near the intersection of Yonge and Bloor. For more information about the school or the graduation ceremony, please contact CCVS.

Media Contact: Kimberley John
Telephone: 416-960-2287(CCVS)
info@verbatimstudies.com

 

National Court Reporters Association Endorses CCVS’s Realtime Court Reporting Program 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Toronto, Ontario – February 2, 2009 –The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), internationally recognized as the leading organization working to advance the Court Reporting profession, announced today that it would be accrediting The Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies (CCVS) Realtime Court Reporting program.

 

The NCRA is a committed, leading organization and a premiere educational and informational resource. NCRA members are recognized as ethical, well educated, highly respected, technologically advanced and valued for their work in both the public and private sectors. The college accreditation process is rigorous, and demands that aspiring schools demonstrate that their students receive an extremely high level of education in the field, and that they will be well placed for success within the industry. As a result, CCVS is excited to receive the NCRA’s official endorsement of our innovative program.

 

“We couldn’t be happier,” says CCVS founder Kimberley Stewart. “Our students are hard working and deserving of the best opportunities. Certification from the NCRA reinforces our reputation as the premiere college for reporters in this country. I’m proud of our educational team and of all of our staff for their dedication to helping us advance our reputation and their commitment to ensuring our students a great future in this profession.”

 

CCVS is now the only NCRA accredited school in Canada that is exclusively devoted to the training of Real-time Court Reporters and Broadcast Captioners.

For more information about the school and our programs please explore this site or contact us directly.

Interview Contact: Kimberley John

Telephone: 416-960-2287(CCVS)
info@verbatimstudies.com

www.verbatimstudies.com

 

 

College Embarks on National Remembrance Project

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Toronto, Ontario - November 10, 2008 – CCVS is Canada’s only exclusive college dedicated to the training of Realtime Court Reporters and Broadcast Captioners and just in time for Remembrance Day the school is embarking on a major project to help record the personal histories of Canadian Veterans for our libraries and schools.

 

Inspired by the National Court Reporters Association, an American organization that organized a similar project for the Library of Congress, last year, CCVS hopes to partner with agencies and groups like Veterans Affairs Canada and the Soldiers’ Tower Committee at UofT in the hopes of beginning a long term project dedicated to improving our archives of war history and remembrance. We’re calling this the CCVS Veterans History Project.

 

Our long term plan for the CCVS Veterans History Project includes hosting a Veteran History Day at our school, inviting Canadian war vets to come and share their stories with our students who will then transcribe those stories, creating a perfect printed record. We will also digitally record the stories (in audio and visual format) and caption those videos for distribution and archival. We also intend to move forward on an ongoing basis with our students transcribing personal histories for soldiers throughout the holiday season and well into the New Year, whenever interviews may be scheduled, for the purposes of creating better records for agencies like Veterans Affairs, and for the Canadian public in general.

 

Part of the Veterans Affairs stated mission is “to keep the memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians” and CCVS wants to help with that laudable goal for the benefit of our country and our schools.

 

Court reporters are high-tech professionals in the legal field who are responsible for recording verbatim (word-for-word) what is said during court proceedings, examinations for discovery, public hearings, tribunals and boards of inquiry. While the students at CCVS work their way toward this career, their participation in community projects such as this one, approached in the spirit of Remembrance, Giving and Canadian Patriotism will help empower them to succeed, to participate in their country’s history, all while improving their technical skills. They’re eager to take part, on a volunteer basis and free of charge, in order to be a part of this project. 

For more information about the Canadian Centre for Verbatim Studies (CCVS) please explore this site. For more information about the CCVS Veterans History Project, call us for an interview with our staff and/or students.

Interview Contact: Kimberley John
Telephone: 416-960-2287(CCVS)
info@verbatimstudies.com

www.verbatimstudies.com