We just completed another successful session of the Connecticut Public Works Academy – a program aimed at providing recently hired employees with education on core competencies integral to a successful career in public works.
Twenty one (21) transportation professionals representing all four corners of the state gathered in Storrs to learn the latest in safety and operational best practices from technical experts, seasoned public works veterans and each other. Topics included communication skills, roadway fundamentals, operational safety, work zone safety, flagger certification training, winter operations, safe snow plowing practices, and chainsaw safety and operation.
We would like to thank the Town of South Windsor and the Rhode Island DOT and LTAP Center for their help in providing sander calibration demonstrations and snowplow simulation exercises to our participants. With their help, we were able to truly maximize the learning of our students. The Class of 2011 will be recognized at the Annual T2 Center Graduation and Awards Ceremony in October 2011.
For more information on the Connecticut Public Works Academy or the Technology Transfer Center, please visit www.t2center.uconn.edu or call us at 860-486-5400.