Tuesday, March 16
7am - 3 pm: Late Conference Registration
7 - 8am: Breakfast & Late Registration
8 - 9:30am: General Session
9:30 - 10am: Morning Break
10 - 11:30am: Breakout Session A1 – Establishing a Lineworker Apprenticeship Program
Presenters: Ron Schenk, CUSP & Mack Turner, CUSP
Electric Utilities and Powerline Contractors must train their lineworkers, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It is a requirement, but how? The experts in this session have helped over 100 utilities and contractors set up their training programs.
10 - 11:30am Breakout Session A2 – Training Tips for Instructors
Presenters: Tony Boyd, CUSP & Jim Vaughn, CUSP
Both new and ‘seasoned’ trainers can learn how to improve their delivery practices in this session, presented by facilitators with over 30 years’ experience as both lineworkers and trainers, themselves.
11:30am - 1pm: LUNCH
1 - 2:30pm: Breakout Session B1 – How to Certify your Training Program
Presenter: Ron Schenk, CUSP
You have your training program but now need for it to be endorsed by a certifying authority. Where do you go and what do you do? In this session you will learn about the options available in Training Program Certification.
1 - 2:30pm: Breakout Session B2 – On-line Training using the T&D PowerSkills LMS
Presenters: Kenneth Pardue, COSS & Ray Foss, CKA
If you have been thinking about lineworker training using a computer-based, online system, this session will help you better understand the pros and cons and what to expect as you implement this new approach in content delivery and administrative management.
2:30 - 3pm: Afternoon Break
3 - 4:30pm: Trainer Round-Table
Moderator: Jim Vaughn, CUSP
Get your questions ready for this experienced group of trainers!
TUESDAY EVENING: ON YOUR OWN