So you are building your captioning skills in that school as well? I have heard that Anoka Votech had a court reporting program of some kind. Let them know if they ever need a speaker, I will be glad to come in and talk to them about reporting around the country. I used to do that for Rasmussen when they had a court reporting program. That is where I went to school.
Hopefully I can help you and some of the other students figure out some things to do to put on your resume' for when you get out of school. Tough competition for jobs, but there is definitely work. Try and do something, even on a voluntary basis, that gets you some good experience that you can draw on later.
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, I haven't logged on for a bit. Anyways, has your husband taken the Hawaii job yet? Are you here? There are actually no schools here in Hawaii that offer court reporting classes because of the high drop out rates. They used to offer courses at KCC, I believe...but they shut it down. CRID actually has two campuses, one in Dallas and the other in Houston. I go to CRID Online. I am now in my third quarter and finishing up theory. If you want more info about the school you can go to the website: http://www.crid.com/ :)