We are thrilled to welcome Mikayela Robbins to the Veritext family. Not only is she a NAIT Captioning & Court Reporting program grad but has a strong family connection to the school. Her father graduated from the school and her grandfather was recruited from SAIT to come up and help open the Electrical Apprentices program when NAIT opened. He retired as the Department Head for Electrical Apprentices!
We asked Mikayela what drew her to the industry of court reporting and brought her to the Captioning and Court Reporting program at NAIT in the first place.
I knew my grandfather (Archie Robbins) helped open NAIT and my father graduated from NAIT, so I knew it would be a great school to attend. During Grade 12, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do going forward, so I went to the NAIT Open House. I saw the Captioning and Court Reporting program, and I was immediately drawn in. I then did Discover Steno, and from that moment on, I knew it was the perfect fit for me!
What advice do you have for anyone looking for a new career and who may be looking at the Captioning and Court Reporting Program?
I would say to go for it! You are never too old to try something new, and it’s worth it. Every job is different, and you can learn something new daily. It’s been an interesting and exciting profession thus far.
Thanks, Mikayela, for taking the time to share your thoughts on Court Reporting as a career. For those looking for their next career, Veritext proudly provides SIX scholarship opportunities for incoming and ongoing students at NAIT. We offer two of the following:
Veritext Legal Solutions Canada Court Transcription Scholarship
- Available to two students each year enrolled in the Court Transcription program. These scholarships are awarded based on excellent academic achievement in the program.
Veritext Legal Solutions Canada Captioning and Court Reporting Scholarship
- Available to two students each year enrolled in the Captioning and Court Reporting program. These scholarships are awarded based on excellent academic achievement in the program.
Veritext Legal Solutions Canada Entrance Bursary
- Available to two students each year who are entering the Court Transcription or Captioning and Court Reporting program. These scholarships are awarded on the demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic achievement to enter the program.
You can learn more about applying for these scholarships here.