Training & Events
Our primary service is training, which we offer throughout New York State each year. We schedule the majority of our training sessions in the spring and fall. We announce programs in our newsletter, Nuggets & Nibbles, by direct mailings to all highway and public works agencies in New York State, and on the workshops page of this website.
- Bridge Conference
- Highway School
- Pavement Management Summer Internship Program
- Flagging Tutorial
- Calendar of Events
We plan a variety of technical and management topics to accommodate the needs of highway managers, foremen, crews, and other municipal officials. With the addition of our Road Master Recognition Program, developed in 1997, we pay particular attention to the mix of topics so that participants can easily meet the Road Master requirements.
The cost of each training course is purposely kept low to ensure that highway and public works departments can easily work essential training into their budgets. Currently the cost of one-day workshops is $50. If we offer a course or conference lasting longer than one day, we adjust the cost accordingly to cover course materials, refreshment breaks, and lunches.
Preference for training locations is given to counties where we did not have training the previous year, and those counties where we scheduled a course but had to cancel due to low registrations. When possible we accommodate municipalities requesting a course. We typically schedule 57 workshops annually, one in each county.