May 2014                      Issue 2

Upcoming Trainings & Events 

Basics of a Good Road 


HR Boot Camp 


Fundamentals of Analyzing and Solving Local Traffic Problems  


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T2 Team Attends Region 1 LTAP Conference
The T2 Center Team attended the 2014 Region 1 LTAP Conference in Claremont, New Hampshire along with 8 other states and organizations early this May. There, we had the opportunity to share innovations with other centers, ask questions, share ideas and learn more about the latest LTAP best practices. Thank you to the New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center for hosting this conference and to all of the attendees who continue to help us learn and grow!

T2 Center Hosts Education Stations at CASHO Equipment Show         
The T2 Center looks forward to hosting the Education Stations at the CASHO Equipment Show for another year! Participants at the show will be able to test their knowledge at five educations stations on topics like backing safety, flagger safety and tree maintenance. Participants who complete a skills test at all five stations will be entered into a raffle to win a gift card. The show will be held on May 15th at New Life Church in Wallingford, Connecticut. 

Tree Tips From the Tree Tops         

We are very excited to introduce the new Tree Training videos developed right here in Connecticut for our local agencies! Tree Tips From the Tree Tops includes three instructional videos on assessing tree risk, pruning in a municipal setting and choosing the right tree for the right place. All of the videos can be watched from our YouTube channel, and have in-the-field checklists to use after viewing.

We're Kicking Off Our Public Works Academy!       
Our Public Works Academy is starting Wednesday, May 14th! Participants will include both new and current public works employees who will learn a variety of fundamental skills needed to be a public works professional.We are very excited for our Spring 2014 class, and wish them the best of luck on their 6 week educational journey! 
National Public Works Week is Right Around the Corner!       
Public Works Week will be held from  May 18th-May 24th and will be centered around this year's theme "Building for Today, Planning for Tomorrow". The American Public Works Academy and programs across the country will use this week to educate the public about the essential and meaningful work that public works departments contribute to the daily lives of those they serve.     
May is National Bicycle Safety Month

May is National Bicycle Safety Month and this year NHTSA is asking parents and teens to be "Roll Models" for younger cyclists out on the road. They encourage all cyclists to do this by riding prepared, riding focused and following all safety measures such as wearing a helmet or brightly colored clothing. Connecticut is celebrating this month with several events, including Bike to School Day on May 7th and Bike to Work Day which is being celebrated nationally on May 16th.  
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