As an industry that must adhere to high standards, it is incumbent upon the speech-to-text community to work with schools, employers, and other institutions to build a sophisticated understanding of the skillsets needed to work within various industry roles. It then is necessary to coordinate a sustained effort to generate awareness and appreciation of those career opportunities and establish a healthy pipeline of skilled, qualified practitioners for the market.
The Speech to Text Institute is in a unique position to play important roles in this key area:
- Fielding job task analyses to build a deep understanding of industry roles;
- Working with schools to develop the components for three-track curricula and learning systems;
- Fielding research;
- Coordinating with governmental authorities to recognize distinct roles of speech-to-text practitioners; and
- Jointly promoting the virtues of a career in digital, voice, or steno reporting.