2018 Fall Public Works Academy
Who Should Attend
The CT Public Works Academy (PWA) provides education on those core competencies necessary to be successful members of the public works community. The PWA is also an excellent opportunity for updated information on the latest in technology and best practices for experienced employees who are new to professional development. Each module is taught by an instructor who is an expert in the subject matter.
When and Where
The PWA program is comprised of six (6) weekly sessions that will be held each Thursday at the Technology Transfer Center at UConn in Storrs, CT. Classes will be held from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Participants must attend all six modules to receive credit for the Academy.

*Weekly classes will be held on Thursdays. 
September 6, 2018

September 13, 2018

September 20, 2018
September 27, 2018
October 4, 2018
October 11, 2018


A Supervisors' O rientation Session will be held on August 23, 2018.   Participation is mandatory for the direct supervisor of each participant.
Training Overview
Each week at the Academy, participants will become familiar with different subject matter that is essential to working in Public Works.The following is an overview of the topics that will be covered each week:

Week 1
Professionalism and Communication Skills 
Week 2 Operational Safety 
Week 3 Road Fundamentals 
Week 4 Chainsaw Safety and Storm Clean Up
Week 5 Work Zone Safety and Flagger Certification
Week 6 Winter Operations and Safe Snow Plowing

Register for this Program
                     Cost: $350.00  (includes lunch and course materials)
  Questions?:  Contact  Shelly Desjardin  @ 860-486-9373 or
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  • If you require an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Shelly Desjardin at shelly.desjardin@uconn.edu or call (860) 486-9373, at the time of registration.
  • Please advise if you have dietary restrictions.
  • Photographs may be taken for promotional and training purposes. Please notify us during registration if you do not wish to be photographed.