Other Industry Events
The PVMA Fall Seminar was a success with many people in attendance and lots of great information presented by both our speaker and our board members. The latest issue of The Vegetation Manager was also released for all attendees to pick up. To get yours drop by the office anytime during business hours, or it is available online.
Olds College will be offering a fall re-certification course November 15th & 16th, with an optional Stump Certification taking place the evening of November 14th 6pm-9pm, with the exam immediately following. Course registrations can be completed online.
IVMA Manitoba/Saskatchewan has their Fall Seminar happening December 3rd & 4th. Information and registration can be found at this location!
AAAF has their annual In Service days coming up December 3rd-7th. The registration form and information can be printed!
The 2018 Scholarship program is still open for applications for post secondary students, the deadline is November 30th, 2018. They can find all the information they need and application forms here.
An important update that has been released is the clarification from our board in regard to the hours needed for certification. We are now able to count hours prior to attending school towards the total hours needed for certification. So for example previously workers would need to attend school and then work an additional 1200 hours before being eligible to apply for certification. Now that same worker who perhaps had 1800 hrs before attending school, would only need to work an additional 600 hrs to be eligible to certify.
Workers still must have 1200 logged hours to attend school. To certify as a UTT, 600 hrs still need to be aerial.
Looking forward we have the big Spring 2019 Conference coming up at the end of February that we are excitedly preparing for. In April 2019 the Utility Tree Trimmer/Worker courses will be offered again. We encourage all those who have their 1200 hrs and proficiency book pages 1-15 completed to get their school applications in early to ensure their spot in April.