2019 Spring 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. 
May 16, 2019

May 23, 2019

May 30, 2019
June 6, 2019
June 13, 2019
June 20, 2019


A Supervisors' O rientation Session will be held on April 24, 2019.   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
Kickoff: 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: $400.00  (includes lunch and course materials)
  Questions?:  Contact  Shelly Desjardin  @ 860-486-9373 or