Trainings

2 VT DEC Soil Credit Training Hours: Soil texture identification practice and analysis for licensed designers who are already comfortable identifying soil texture for wastewater treatment systems. This training assumes familiarity with the USDA Soil classification system and Vermont soil characterization practices.


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Utilizing Zoom and in-field activity, this 24-hour hybrid training is an introduction to using decision-making tools to help a group manage risk while traveling in avalanche terrain.


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This three-day training, with an infield component in each session, is designed for ag service providers who want to increase their knowledge of agronomic concepts.


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Participants receive an overview of the bovine reproduction cycle and common reproductive management interventions. Three hours is spent developing palpating skills and another three hours artificially inseminating dairy cattle.REGISTRATION: Registration closes two (2) weeks before the training starts. Any registrations from the initial close up to five (5) days before the start will be assessed a $50 late registration fee. No registrations within five (5) days of the training.CANCELATION: Cancelations occurring within five (5) days of the training start will be assessed a $100 cancelation fee. No refunds are given for no-shows.STOP: If you have been awarded a VSAC Advancement Grant or plan to use your AmeriCorps Segal funds, please email CWPE@VermontState.edu to register.


April 12-13, 2024, RSH - Rm 109
Participants will be introduced to MIG, STICK, TIG welding techniques, various types of metals and their properties with regard to welding; proper tank and pressure set up; the ideal weld; and what kinds of defects occur that produce poor welds.


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Gain practical skills to weld with confidence!


April 6-7, 2024, CPM - Rm 114
This workshop will begin with a PowerPoint talk and Q&A covering the history and different uses of this vital plant propagation technique.


February 1, 2024 to April 6, 2024, TBD
Geared toward individuals with some experience in the profession, and a desire to obtain a Class A Wastewater Designer License, this training prepares individuals to sit for the exam and covers the administrative rules for licensure of a Class A License Designer.


April 11-12, 2024, VTSU Online
June 6-7, 2024, VTSU Online
Participants will focus on important soil properties in the field related to soil drainage and on-site waste disposal, including soil texture, color, redoximorphic features, soil structures and permeability. Participants will evaluate and identify soil characteristics using standards appropriate to Vermont wastewater system design, as well as describe soils and estimate seasonal high water table levels. This classroom portion of this training has been approved for four (4) Continuing Education credits by VT ANR.


Thursday, May 23, 2024, VTSU Online
Monday, July 22, 2024, VTSU Online
Prepare to take the exam which covers the administrative rules and expectations for licensure as a Class B Licensed Designer. This one-day workshop is geared towards individuals who currently hold a Class A License and have a desire to obtain their Class B wastewater designer license.


Friday, September 6, 2024, VTSU Online
This professional development series provides the skills and tools needed to navigate complex relationships and challenges within organizational life.


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Vermont is one of the leaders in the nationwide craft distilling boom. This training will bring you in direct contact with a variety of processes involved in building, operating, and working in the distilling industry.


June 3-7, 2024, Distilling Lab
This training is designed to educate participants using surveys, demonstrations, and eating in a class celebrating the rich heritage of American Barbecue. We will explore Texas Barbecue preparation techniques, which include types of meats, seasonings, and cooking methods, emphasizing meat in the diet and food safety, cost, and availability. Emphasis will focus on regional cuisine (e.g., Alabama, Carolinas, Georgian, Kansas City, Memphis, and Cajun) and international (e.g., Brazil, Cuban, Asian, Australian) methods to compare to the US.


Friday, May 24, 2024, TBD
Move beyond the standard customer service training and get recognized for implementing and achieving guest service best practices.


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Participants gain general knowledge of alternating and direct current electricity in regard to resistive, inductive, and capacitive circuits. They will be able to calculate voltages and amperages using basic trigonometry and vector math as well as determine the proper Electrical Code Rules and Application with regard to Single Phase transformers.


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Participants will focus on, and have a general understanding of, the National Electric Code (NEC) relative to Articles 250, 400-800, and Chapter 9. They will also be able to apply that code to on-the-job situations. Basic Motor Controls and an understanding of control log will be covered. Participants will gain basic knowledge on how to read, write, and wire basic motor controls.


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Participants will review the National Electrical Code (NEC) Articles 100-800 to prepare for the Journeyman Licensure Exam. They will review test-taking skills, and study tips to help them successfully pass the exam. Participants will complete several, practice-timed exams over the course of the term.


November 6, 2023 to May 24, 2024, VTSU Online
Journeyman and Master electricians in the State of Vermont are required to complete 15-hours of continuing education every three years. Our Code Update training meets this 15-hour requirement for license renewal and uses the 2023 NEC as a guideline.


June 1-2, 2024, VTSU Online
S-license holders in the State of Vermont are required to complete 8-hours of continuing education every three years. Our Code Update training meets this 8-hour requirement for license renewal and uses the 2023 NEC as a guideline.


Saturday, June 1, 2024, VTSU Online
Participants review test taking skills and tips on how to review code quickly and accurate. They will review the National Electrical Code (NEC) thoroughly and will do multiple timed practice quizzes to prepare for the journeyman or masters licensure exam.


Saturday, June 1, 2024, Conant - Rm 101
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This training provides applied learning experiences focused on clarifying characteristics of healthy workplaces for both internal and external customers.


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Training 1 of 2 for continuing education and eventual licensure is for Vermont Service Providers of Approved Innovative/Alternative Wastewater Disposal Systems.


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Take your welding skills to the next level with Intermediate Welding training!


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This workshop will provide hands-on practice using GIS to create and share custom online maps. You will learn new skills, such as adding online data layers and creating new layers.


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An introduction to the basic skills needed to become an arborist. Using the Double-Rope Technique (DRT), you'll learn about friction hitches to ascend a tree with spurless climbing.


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This training will include an introduction to HACCP planning. Good Management Practices and Tours of local facilities to understand the meat industry.


March 18-19, 2024, TBD
POULTRY - Poultry, particularly chicken, is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. The consumption of poultry has been increasing over time while other meats, such as beef and pork, have remained relatively constant or even decreased. Several reasons include that poultry is exceptionally quick to mature, highly efficient to feed, and a desirable white meat source. Learn about the art of cutting poultry and how to market your cuts.LAMB & GOAT - Lamb carcasses were fabricated near the product's sale for many years. Carcasses were shipped from the point of slaughter to the point of sale. Lamb is unique because it is the last species to be shipped to retailers and food service in large percentages as whole carcasses. We will journey into the small ruminants we raise for red meat and their unique position in the meat industry.


March 25-26, 2024, Roma - Butchering Lab
April 1-2, 2024, Roma - Butchering Lab
This series will focus on the breakdown and various cuts of a pig. Here in the US, the pig is heavily used in the sausage and value-added market. However, the middle meats are becoming just as popular as beef. Learn about the most dedicated animal in the meat industry.


April 8-9, 2024, Roma - Butchering Lab
This session will focus on the breakdown and various cuts of a beef half. Participants will practice and feel confident breaking down half of the beef into primal, sub-primal, and finally, into retail cuts such as steaks, roasts, stew meat, etc. What else can we say, "Beef- It's What's For Dinner!"


May 6-7, 2024, Roma - Butchering Lab
Designed specifically to align with the Mission, Vision, and Principles of the Littleton Co-op, this training will develop and enhance the catalyst leadership skills of managers and assistant managers and provide the opportunity to self-reflect as they learn specific techniques to use, with both internal and external customers.


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This training is for existing farmers, new farmers, and people interested in gaining specialized knowledge of organic production and certification for a company, agency, organization, and/or if you want to pursue a career in organic certification. The training includes in-person lectures, discussion groups and field trips focused on farm crop production including vegetable production. It is preceded by a 4 hr. online workshop on the history and meaning of "organic" as well as general organic requirements. This workshop is completed prior to the in-person session.


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This training is for existing farmers, new farmers, people interested in becoming an organic specialist for a company, agency, organization, and/or if you want to pursue a career in organic certification. The training includes in-person lectures, discussion groups and field trips. It is preceded by a 4 hr. online workshop on the history and meaning of "organic" as well as general organic requirements. This workshop is completed prior to the in-person session.


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Participants gain a more in depth knowledge of the International Code Council (ICC) International Plumbing Code (IPC). Participants begin referencing code, reviewing Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) systems in larger scales and reference that back to the IPC. Math and geometry are used to review piping layouts of various systems; participants will calculate flow rates and velocity of fluids in said systems. They will review various hydronic heating systems and the requirements for installation.


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Participants will further develop their knowledge from Plumbing 1 and 2. They will begin applying the current International Plumbing Code (IPC) as well as VT Plumbing Rules to their every day work scenarios. Participants will focus on residential and light commercial applications. Participants are guided through reviewing 13 chapters of the IPC and how to quickly and accurately interpret those chapters. Participants will gain in depth knowledge of water regulations, sizing, engineering tables and charts, plus Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) using tables and charts.


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Participants will gain skills needed to successfully pass the journeyman licensure exam. They will do a comprehensive review of the past three years of accumulated knowledge/learning. Participants will take several practice timed exams to prepare them for the licensure exam. Participants will demonstrate the ability to look up code quickly and accurately as it relates to exam questions.


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Participants review test taking skills as well as tips on how to review code quickly and accurately. Instructor(s) will review the 2021 IPC Code as well as the 2021 VT Plumbing Rules.


Saturday, June 1, 2024, Conant - Rm 103
Designed to build four core business leadership skills focusing on communication, managing conflict, providing effective feedback and coaching that makes a difference, and managing change as a leader of other adults.


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A comprehensive, multi-session leadership series designed for both current and emerging leaders. This series ensures that participants have a programmatic understanding of how to lead and motivate other adults in today's multi-generational workplace.


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This six part series, with a seventh follow-up session, is designed to build proficiencies for leaders within the organization. Participants develop proficiencies related to the skills taught and measured by specific scoring rubrics. Classes combine group discussions, case studies, professional reading, and activities to deliver training objectives. Each session is four hours and meets on a rotational basis, allowing time to reflect and apply new skills in the work environment. Inter-session work is assigned both for the individual and peer learning groups.


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2 VT DEC Soils Training Credit Hours: Redox or mottles? What's in a name? Identifying saturated soil features is critical to designing soil-based wastewater treatment systems. This training will review the formation and identification of redoximorphic features including concentrations, depletions and the soil matrix.


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With lecture and lab/field activities, this one-day workshop will provide contractors/installers of on-site wastewater treatment systems (septic systems) with updated knowledge and experience with the Wastewater Rules, Septic System Components, and Site Layout on residential properties.


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Improve your company knowledge and marketing ability - get certified!


Wednesday, May 22, 2024, TBD
Tuesday, August 20, 2024, TBD
Improve your company knowledge and marketing ability - get certified!


Monday, November 18, 2024, TBD
Our NEW SHRM Essentials of Human Resources training provides a foundational overview of HR practices and behaviors. Through real-world applications and scenarios, you will be introduced to fundamental HR topics to help you effectively approach the challenging situations that you face in the workplace.


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Participants study the four learning modules that are based on the SHRM Learning System which covers the SHRM Body of Competence and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) tested on the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam; demonstrate an understanding of contemporary human resource issues using discussions, real-life examples, exam practice questions, videos and pre/post assessments.


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This two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training is SOLO's most popular, creating a solid foundation in the basics of backcountry medical care. Initially offered in 1975, this training was the first of its kind in the United States, and it is the curriculum upon which all other backcountry medicine courses are based. This is excellent training for mountain bikers, hikers, climbers, backpackers, backcountry skiers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who venture out for the day and weekend trips. SOLO CPR certification is included.


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Supervisors will learn how to do their jobs better, build confidence and self-esteem, better understand their multiple responsibilities, and solve everyday workplace problems.


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Gain the education and skills needed to learn safe, effective, and ecologically focused trail design and construction techniques.


September 9, 2024 to August 31, 2025
This intensive two-day boot camp provides a taste of what trail building is all about.


June 12-13, 2024
3 VT DEC Non-Soil Training Credit Hours: DEC Regional Engineers will present how to diagnose malfunctioning and failed septic systems, permit approaches for these systems including variances, new guidance documents for designers and contractors, and new homeowner information sheets.


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The training focuses on equipment needed to establish and run a successful winery in Vermont, the region and northern climates.


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With a focus on wetland hydrology; hydric soils; hydric vegetation; wetland development; and current Vermont regulations, participants will complete field practical's and demonstrate knowledge of soil and plant identification, and wetland delineation in accordance with the ACOE Field Delineation Manual.


June 10-14, 2024, 700 Building - Rm 7130